This year’s PIVOT East will have the presence of infoDev’s Program Manager Valerie D’Costa, who will speak about the world-wide program that helped build the mLabs and mHubs network. “infoDev was one of the early supporters of the mobile innovation ecosystem in Africa, and today we continue to strive to keep up with the ever-changing tech startup landscape,” says Valerie D’Costa. Representatives from two startups connected to mLab East Africa - Eneza Education and Ma3Route - will be present at infoDev’s booth to discuss their latest ventures.
Toni Eliasz, Mobile Innovation Specialist with World Bank / infoDev, and one of the discussants at the event, says that “the real success of Pivot EAST will be measured by the economic and social impact the participants create”.
According to infoDev, the ‘before and after care’ of innovation competitions is at least as important for startup creations as the contest itself. Pivot East model provides that type of support which is why infoDev has remained a key sponsor.
The PIVOT East Conference will take place June 24-25 and is open to the media.
WHAT: PIVOT East: East Africa Mobile Conference
WHEN: June 24-25 (two full days)
WHO: Speakers include, among others:
- Toni Kristian Eliasz, Mobile Innovations Specialist at infoDev. Speaking June 24 at 11:35am and 4:20pm
- Valerie D’Costa, Program Manager at infoDev. Speaking June 25 at 2:10pm
WHERE: Panari Hotel in the spacious Palm Court Ballroom, Panari Sky Centre, Mombasa Rd, Nairobi Kenya
For more information: www.infodev.org/mobile
For media requests, please contact:
Pivot East, Nairobi, Kenya
infoDev/World Bank, Washington DC
Egra Kemunto Ombati
Tel: +254 720 669 697
Angela Bekkers, Sr. Communications Officer
Tel: +1 202 458 8831