Delegates to the conference will include global thought leaders in ICT4D, mobile network operators, the venture capital community and angel Investors. Other delegates will be potential institutional customers, government representatives, academia and the ICT community at large. The event aims to facilitate networking and sharing of ideas between local developers participating in the competition and all the above important stakeholders who will be delegates at the conference.
New products from existing companies and individuals are eligible for the competition. Competition entries will be in 5 categories as follows
- Mobile Payments and Commerce
- Agriculture and education
- Gaming and entertainment
- Business and enterprise
The Pivot25 event will also be used to launch the findings of consumer insight research studies being undertaken by the m:lab’ partners. Promising applications by student’s in the m:lab’s ongoing training will also be showcased in the event.
The event cum competition will be hosted on a yearly basis by the ihub and the m:lab. It will be billed as “the premier Mobile Application Competition and Conference in East Africa”. More information on Pivot25 can be accessed on the website - pivot25.com. Any questions and technical support issues can be addressed to competition <at> pivot25.com or through twitter @pivot25.