The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) is an initiative by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to support innovative startups within the Digital Economy. And they have announced the four regional winners in the 2018 run of the IIC.
The winners were picked from the nine IIC finalists, and another ten from the Zambezi Price for Innovation in Financial Inclusion finalist, which was announced during a summit and celebration held in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on August 29. A ceremony that was held in partnership with the MIT IIC Africa collaborator, and the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship.
The MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation are the organizers of the Zambezi Prize.
The 2018 MIT IIC awards has up to $1.6 million award for the “heroes” that best champion Digital Economy Inclusive Innovation. They are looking for innovative people and companies who are using technology to improve the work environment while creating a more equitable economy.
It is reported about 195 organizations (both for-profit and non-profit) from across Africa submitted their application to the challenge. Well, after regional …read more
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