Facebook launches Innovation Challenge in Africa

Thursday 10 December 2015 | 10:46 CET | News
Facebook is launching the Internet.org Innovation Challenge to Africa, with the aim of recognising developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet to improve the standard of education and economic health in their communities. Developers across Africa are invited to enter the challenge. Facebook will present an Innovation Challenge Award of USD 150,000 to the app, website or service judged to be the best in two categories: learning/education and economic empowerment. Each Innovation Challenge Award winner will also receive a package of tools and services worth up to USD 60,000 from

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook
Countries: Africa
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