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Zimbwabwe’s Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp calls for entries

Zimbabwe’s Social Entrepreneurship bootcamp is on and now all social entrepreneurs are clled upon to  submit their entries for the six-month structured bootcamp where they will gain the skills, tools and on completion may receive initial capital needed to launch a successful social enterprise.

Additionally, they will get access to local and international experts to help entrepreneurs across Zimbabwe develop a solid business model.

The bootcamp is a collaboration between a Mandela Washington Fellow with a desire to support young people working to address social issues in their communities and the U.S. Department of State.

“We seek to build sustainable and profitable social enterprises by providing social business expertise, international networks and mentorship.

“Are you an entrepreneur determined to revolutionize your industry? Are you so passionate about a social issue that you are driven to action? Is your passion so intense it has taken a life of its own? Apply for the Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and turn your passion into a sustainable enterprise!,” read the invite.

In developing countries such as Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia, social enterprises have the potential to deliver critical public goods, support the public and the private sector, and create truly scalable business models. Be part of the solution!

The Intel Student Partner Program 2015 Is Open For Applications

The Intel Student Partner Program is on again, this programme that give students the opportunity to act as liaison between Intel and their universities to help the students work closely with the company as well as understand their latest technologies.

The students’ partners run hackathons on their campuses in which they’ve trained their fellow students on Android and Intel architecture; as well as helping to organize and participate in events such as the Intel Inter-University Apps Challenge, the Internet of Things Challenge, and Code for Good.

“We’re reopening applications in Kenya for university students across the country to be part of this year’s cohort of Intel Student Partners,” says the company.

To qualify for this programme, on must

    Be enrolled in a full time program at a recognized university in Kenya ( recognized and registered as an institution of higher learning by the government body)
    Have a grade point average of minimum B or equivalent from the university. Proof of grade average in the form of academic transcript is required.
    Demonstrate that they have previously organized and led students in running or implementing a project or event that is of value to the university community. The proof for this should be provided in the form of reference letters from the organization for which they implemented the program.
    Be registered members of the Intel Developer Zone (IDZ). IDZ membership will be verified by including IDZ username in the application process

If you have all this you can apply be submitting an application here. Application deadline is February 1st, 2015; and will be notified within 2 weeks of their application regarding the status of their application. The Program typically runs for one year, but Intel, at its sole discretion, may determine the end date of the Program.