Renowned American university Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has selected Liquid Telecom as its official partner for the 2019 Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) in Africa.
Liquid Telecom’s role is to recruit African entrepreneurs to participate in the challenge’s 4 categories:
- Technology Access
- Financial inclusion
- Skills development and opportunity matching
- Income growth and job creation
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“Liquid Telecom is looking forward to working with MIT on delivering the IIC in Africa as it is aligned with our mission to support innovation, using digital technology, across the continent. As an African company, greater inclusion in both the creation and application of technology is fundamental to Liquid Telecom’s DNA. We are happy to help IIC reach more entrepreneurs and innovators across the continent,”
The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge will award $1.6 million this year.
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