Barclays Kenya launches Product Lab

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September 25, 2015
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Good news for developers based in Kenya as  the Barclays Kenya Product Lab just opened. This will be an agile product development program aimed at changing the future of the financial  industry and give developers access to a pool of resources to come up with great solutions

They will be working in partnership with Moringa School- East Africa’s top coding school- and and global start-up investment firm, Nest.

“The launch of this program attests to our commitment as a company to invest in youth-focused initiatives that accelerate access to new innovations in the industry,” Barclays Kenya Marketing and Corporate Relations Director Caroline Ndung’u said.

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In the initial phase, which kicks off on October 19th, the Barclays Kenya Product Lab will work with local developers, who will be taken through a 10-week comprehensive training program and tasked to come up with superior innovative solutions.

Through the program, Barclays will give the local developers access to resources available in its Global Rise Innovation Hubs across the world as well mentorship from the Barclays global open innovation teams in London, Manchester, New York and other planned locations in the Middle East, Africa and India.

“We're very excited about the Barclays Product Lab as it gives developers unbridled access to executives, developers and resources in one of the leading banks in the world. It's a great environment for developers to grow their skills among other talented peers and gain the experience and network to succeed.” CEO & Co-founder of Moringa School Audrey Cheng said.

 The developers will be based in Barclays Kenya innovation space within the bank’s headquarters. Besides the in-depth training and mentorship, the best solution to come out of the program will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and the developer will get a chance to continue working with Barclays on the innovation.

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