Seeking entrepreneurs in Senegal to follow mobile services training course

18 03 2013

Mobile Entrepreneurs Senegal seeks brilliant and motivated entrepreneurs for its second training course

Mobile Entrepreneurs Senegal (MES) is pleased to call for applications from interested individuals/teams seeking to be trained as mobile entrepreneurs, who would develop relevant local mobile applications for the Senegalese communities. MES is a group of mobile entrepreneurs and people interested in the opportunity that the mobile and Web technologies offer to the new generations.

Are you passionate about mobile technologies? Do you have an idea for a new web or mobile service that could change Senegal, Africa and the world? Do you want to become an entrepreneur, but you don’t know exactly how to do it? This is the opportunity for you.

The training program will start on 1st April 2013 and will provide tuition, covering subjects ranging from creating mobile applications to putting it to market. We are looking for entrepreneurs who are passionate about leveraging mobile phone technology to develop applications that will bring useful service to local communities and create prosperous businesses.

  • The number of seats is limited to 25.
  • Please register soon (the registration form is in French).
  • Registration fee is 15,000 XOF (approx 30 US$ or 23€)

More details on the training:
(the detailed call for participation is available in English and in French)

The training will take place from April 1 to May 4, 2013 alternating between face to face sessions and remote sessions (through the W3DevCampus online training platform). Face to face training sessions will take place at Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique (UCAD).

After the training there will be a period of support and mentoring, during which the trainers will provide support for the development of project prototypes, or for starting new projects following the training.

In May, the participants will have the opportunity to present their project to a panel of international industry experts.

The training is split into three tracks:

  • Technology track: Voice, SMS, Mobile Web services and applications, prototyping platforms, intro to HTML5 and Web accessibility;
  • Business track: business models, revenue, dealing with operators, intellectual property;
  • Design track: understanding your customers, structuring your service, making your service useful, usable, and engaging.

About Mobile Entrepreneurs Senegal:

MES is a project started by the Web Foundation, TNO, PT Inovação, CRS4 and ESMT as part of the European Commission project VOICES. Mobile Entrepreneurs Senegal is actively supported by W3C and Orange Labs.





webinos 2nd cross-screen App Challenge

24 01 2013

Following the successful first App Challenge contest which had been completed last October in Athens, webinos proudly announces the second cross-screen App Challenge. Next stop is Berlin and the best entries will have the chance to receive great publicity, meet the webinos partners and win great prizes.

A webinos jury of domain experts will then select up to ten best ideas. The announcement of the finalists is scheduled for March 5. The finalists will be presented and the winners will be announced during the 3rd annual FOKUS Media Web Symposium hosted by Fraunhofer FOKUS in Berlin, Germany on March 14 and 15.

The prerequisite for participating to the competition is that the apps are using the webinos platform and APIs and integrate functionality of more than one device – i.e. that the apps are cross-screen.


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REMINDER: Learn how to create mobile Web apps to be well armed to prepare this competition!

Join the February 2013 edition of the “Mobile Web 2: Programming Web Applicationsonline training course (6 weeks long). Registration is at 245€ (approx 325 US$), only. Register soon!