Thursday, May 22, 2014

ITU Young Innovators Competition 2014

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The ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition is looking for young talented social entrepreneurs with ideas for making innovative use of technology. The participants need to come up with an idea that can meet one of the challenges. People from all around the world participate in this competition where they can present their ideas for the project. Participants can gain exposure at ITU Telecom World.

Winners can receive up to $10,000 in seed funding as well as business workshops. They will also be provided with networking, showcasing and pitching opportunity at ITU Telecom World in Doha. Their idea will also be followed up by a mentorship program throughout the development phase for a year to help them boost their business idea.

The procedure to apply in the Young Innovation Competition is by following the link http://ideas.itu.int and finding out latest challenge themes. There are two way of getting involved in the competition:

1.       Start-up Challenges:
You need to tell about your business and upload your business plan. Also, you need to comment, vote and discuss the idea presented by others.

2.       Co-creation Challenges:
You need to send your ideas and create a collaborative business plans with others.

Young Innovators Competition 2013
Total number of applications: 608
Total number of countries: 88 (45% of ITU)
Total number of women applicants: 124 (20%)
  
Continent
Count
%
Countries
Africa
293
51
26
Asia
194
32
16
MENA
45
5
9
South America
29
5
15
Europe
32
5
18
North America
11
2
3
Australia
2
0.03
1

It is an event that will provide you with exposure to great expertise who can work on giving your idea a shape. Thinking is what it takes, and may be you have it in you. It is time to bring out the best you have and come up with an idea that can meet up certain challenges and create significance.

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