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You can win $150,000 in the Internet.org Innovation Challenge for Africa

December 10, 2015 · 1 min read
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The Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa will support Internet.org’s vision of a connected world. The goal of the Challenge is to recognize individuals and organizations that are working on internet-based solutions to promote education and economic empowerment in countries throughout Africa.

One Innovation Challenge Award prize in the amount of $150,000 will be presented to the app, website or service that the judges determine best meets the needs of each of the two categories:

  • Learning/Education: Apps, websites or online services that make use of technology to inspire and deliver learning
  • Economic Empowerment: Apps, websites or online services that help to advance the economic strength and ability of communities

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Each of the Innovation Challenge Award winners will also be eligible to receive up to $80,000 USD in tools and services from FbStart, a Facebook program designed to help early stage mobile startups build and grow their apps.

Two Impact Award prizes in the amount of $50,000 USD will also be presented to two apps, websites or services designed for each of the two pillars (4 awards total).

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This initiative originally kicked off in India to support the vision of a connected world by recognizing people who are working to make the internet more relevant to women, students, farmers and migrant workers in India.

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