A BIT ABOUT #GES2019
The Girls Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is an annual tech-entrepreneurship event for girls in secondary and high school in Tanzania to connect, learn and build innovations and solutions for community problems as well as compete for prizes.
Apps and Girls hosted the Girls Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 in Dar es salaam at American corner and the National Museum from the 12th-13th December respectively. For the very first time bringing together 250 students from Tanzania, Kenya and DRC with the theme “Girls in Tech breaking barriers”.
Selected participants create teams in their respective schools, teams got matched with mentors and spend four months of training and developing tech-driven businesses.
Teams work with their technical and business mentors and experts in building prototypes for their tech-driven business ideas.
Girls engage in round table discussions with experts, female business leaders, listen to inspiring speeches and participate in the final pitch
Do you want your school to participate in the next summit?
Schools with computer infrastructure adopt the Tech-preneurship curriculum (Coding, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship + Design Thinking) and at the end of the year, they pitch or exhibit their tech-driven businesses or innovations during the Girls Summit.
Contact us regarding opening a Coding Club at your school and let teachers or our trainers conduct weekly trainings.
WORD FROM THE SUMMIT LEAD
With this year’s theme “Girls in tech breaking barriers” we have seen a massive response from girls in secondary who want to participate, we are very grateful for the support from teachers and parents and look forward to a transformative summit this year.
For the very first time bringing together 250 students from Tanzania, Kenya and DRC.
MEET THE #GES2019 TOP 3 WINNERS
KUKUAPP - 1ST WINNERS
KukuApp is an mobile based poultry management system that provides education to farmers in Tanzania about poultry farming, not only that but also a marketplace for farmers to sell their poultry products to different clients eg. Hotels.
KESHO.COM - 2ND WINNERS
Kesho.com aims in preserving culture by using different platforms such as an online website, social media and videos. People will be able to share their talents from their tribes and create a community of creative leaders and curios minds.
WAKUSOMADRIVE - 3RD WINNERS
WakusomaDrive is a mobile application solving the problem of transportation which works like Uber. The parents will be able to request the ride and a pickup place, then the driver will meet the student at a requested location.
The summit co-hosted by US Embassy Tanzania brought together approximately 300 participants and a range of diverse organizations including: