Growth academy invites applications

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Growth academy invites applications

A new Nokia/CcHub Growth Academy in Kenya has invited applications from software startups.

The academy aims to accelerate the growth of start-ups, to help them develop into high growth mobile application businesses.

Having successfully completed a pilot, the partner now invite applications the first three-month intensive programme, which will focus on capacity building, product development andlaunch.

Each start-up will undergo hands-on prototype development and structured training with modules such as business model development, project implementation plan and lean product development. Tailored technical training and support will be provided by Futurice, a global training organization with expertise in mobile application development and user driven design.

During product development each start-up is complemented with the best of resources i.e. one-on-one mentorship from experienced tech entrepreneurs with a strong understanding of the African market, project implementation plan; and market research support to ensure that solutions meet specific market needs.

The last phase of the programme is dedicated to product testing, pilot launch and value redesign based on initial customer feedback. Each start-up will also pitch at an open Pitchfest to the wider community and investors as part of the final product launch.

To apply, visit www.growthacademy.org; applications close by 6pm on 3 October 2012. Ten start-ups will be recruited into programme which culminates in a formal launch of the mobile apps on the Nokia store.



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