#SMEEmpowerment: Shopofficer-Kenya, Msme Garage-Uganda, DIYlaw-Nigeria; Finalists for 2015 HiiL’s SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge East & West Africa
Today, three of the semi-finalists for the SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge East & West Africa inched closer to the $70,000 seed funding after being named the finalists at the Innovating Justice Boostcamp Lagos 2015. ShopOfficer-Kenya, mSME Garage- Uganda and DIYlaw-Nigeria were among seven start-ups drawn from East and West Africa to pitch their innovations in Lagos during the Innovating Justice Boostcamp.
Making the announcement, head of HiiL’s Innovating Justice Accelerator, Wilfried de Wever, emphasised the need to have more technology innovations applied across various sectors to ease the setting up and running of businesses, especially for SMEs: “What we have seen today is a combination of determination to bring change and promote transparency in running businesses; I am confident that these technology products will enable the business environment to be a free and just space for the economic empowerment of the continent.”
The Innovating Justice Boostcamp Lagos was geared towards finding solutions and encouraging the implementation of initiatives that can empower startups and SMEs, specifically innovations that address regulatory hurdles and …read more