Opportunities Weekly: Slatecube Cohort Scholarship, Airtel Digital Journalism Training and others

by | Jul 19, 2017

Opportunities are here again and it just keeps getting better. They range from funding, programs to training. Browse to see the one(s) which you could seize.

The Slatecube iDeaLabs Cohort Scholarship

The Slatecube iDeaLabs project is a 3-month training designed to develop and place up to 500 African graduates annually into top-notch jobs across the globe.

Our curriculum encompasses content from educational partners like MIT, Harvard, and Stanford, as well as global and local businesses, and finally, top notch industry professionals from across business, management, technology, media, and finance.

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iDeaLabs is designed to help you develop skills and experience needed to land some of the best jobs available and we take only 10 applicants every batch. Winners will be announced on 21st July 2017.

For instructions on how to apply and win a full scholarship to join the next cohort, visit the website.

MIT Opportunities  for Women in Tech
Solve

The Women and Technology challenge at Solve, is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Solve is a marketplace connecting innovators with resources to solve global challenges. The program seeks innovators and entrepreneurs who can find solutions to how women and girls of all socioeconomic backgrounds can use technology to fully participate and prosper in the economy. The Women and Technology challenge is Co-chaired by Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo, and Ursula Burns, Chairman, Xerox. Submission dealine is August 1, 2017

Benefits

Successful applicants stand to gain opportunities such as:

  • grants from the Atlassian Foundation, and
  • an Arts & Culture Mentorship Prize.

If you have a solution in this category, you may head over to the website to apply.

Airtel Digital Journalism Training 2017

The digital journalism training being sponsored by Airtel Nigeria under the aegis of The Journalism Clinic, will start in Lagos on Monday, 21 August. The training will be facilitated by Dan Mason, an internationally-acclaimed digital journalism trainer will last five days in each location, with three days for multimedia storytelling and two days for data journalism. In 2015, Airtel Nigeria had sponsored 100 journalists on the #ChangeYourStory multimedia storytelling training also organised by The Journalism Clinic and facilitated by Mason. The Kaduna leg of the training starts on Monday 28 August.

Interested journalists are advised to watch out for further information on The Journalism Clinic’s Facebook page, its Twitter handle @Clinic4Journos or email founder@TheJournalismClinic.com

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The Next Titan

Credit: The Next Titan

The Next Titan is back for the fourth season and scouting for young and ambitious entrepreneurs. Sponsored by Heritage Bank, the program seeks entrepreneurs who can demonstrate their commercial insights, business acumen and emerge victorious in a 16-week challenge. Entrepreneur looking to start a new business idea or expand an existing one can take advantage of this. Winer would get N5,000,000 and a brand new car.

How to apply

Visit the website to register.

2017 Pan-African Award for entrepreneurship education

Credit: Teach A Man To Fish

The Pan African Awards reward the very best projects which are using enterprise and entrepreneurship to innovate in the field of education. The awards are generously supported by The Saville Foundation, a charitable foundation based in South Africa. Teach A Man To Fish manages the awards using their expertise in enterprise education and highlight inspirational models and projects through their large network of educational organisations and schools.

Eligibility

  • Your education or training project must be based in Africa.
  • Your organisation must actively demonstrate the success of their entrepreneurial approach to education.
  • Your education project must be innovative and inspiring.
  • Your organisation must have a large network of young people.
  • You must show that your project has had a positive impact on young people and your community.

Benefits for winners

  • First prize of $15,000, second and third prizes of $5,000.
  • Enhanced visibility and publicity.
  • Enhanced sponsorship and donation opportunities. 
  • A chance to win ‘partner prize’ to work with Teach A Man To Fish and the School Enterprise Challenge.

How to apply

For more details on how to apply, visit the website.

World Summit Award for Young Innovators

Nominations are open for The World Summit Awards (WSA) Young Innovators to promote and award innovators under the age of 30, who developed a digital application tackling the UN SDGs. To apply you need to be nominated by either a WSA National Expert as the best national digital application in one of the 8 award categories.

Award Categories

  • Government & Citizen Engagement
  • Health & Well Being
  • Learning & Education
  • Environment & Green Energy
  • Culture & Tourism
  • Smart Settlements & Urbanization
  • Business & Commerce
  • Inclusion & Empowerment

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible for young citizens of all UN member states, WSA Young Innovators is open to every start-up, social entrepreneur, NGO, student or individual.
  • The participation in the WSA Young Innovators is open to any entrepreneur, company, student group or project team – at least one of the founding members and the majority of the team must be under the age of 30 (born on or after January 1, 1987).
  • The WSA Young Innovators call is eligible for projects that: developed by young innovators under the age of 30
    Offer digital solutions to any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Deliver content rich digital solutions to the user including individuals, businesses and organisations
    have a strong digital component: websites, apps, sms based solutions, IoT, wearables etc.
    are market ready or already launched on the market – no ideas or concepts are eligible

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted online.

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