Innovating Mobile Tech for Development Competition

Interested in mobile technology? Did our post about Maximizing Mobile peak your interest and get your creative juices flowing? Now is your chance: this semester, the New Media Task Force is holding its first pitch competition, “Innovating Mobile Tech for Development Competition.”

The Innovating Mobile Tech for Development Competition encourages current university students from diverse universities and backgrounds to explore the development field through technology. We are calling for innovative mobile application designs that seek to address a specific need, whether political, economic, or social. Participants will present to a panel of industry judges and compete to win cash prizes. The competition, open to current full-time and part-time university students, is a unique opportunity for student to explore the ICT4D (information and communications technology for development) space, get feedback from experts and meet others interested in the field.

So form a team of students and start fleshing out your ideas! The initial application and executive summary will be due on October 12 20th.  The best ideas will be selected for a pitch competition in front of the expert judges on November 2. For more see the FAQ page.

Good luck and happy brainstorming!