Etisalat through the Etisalat Pan- African Prize for Innovation 2013 will reward the most innovative initiatives and concepts for driving, promoting and enabling Mobile Broadband in Africa.

The prize will be awarded in 2 subcategories:
1. Prize of $25,000.00 for the most innovative, commercially available product or service launched in Africa in the last 18 months
2. Prize of $10,000.00 with business mentoring and assistance for the most innovative idea/concept

Entry is open to the entire Mobile Broadband eco-system across Africa including SME’s and individuals developing innovative mobile broadband solutions.
Additional prizes include the most recent Smartphones or Tablets to drive development of your concept, access to resources at Etisalat for piloting, research and analysis, business mentoring and development.

Four (4) Finalists will be flown to Cape Town and the Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner in South Africa in November 2013.
For this year’s competition Etisalat has gathered a distinguished panel. This exceptional group come with vast experience and knowledge and have all been recognized as pacesetters in their respective fields – The panel will encompass Senior Executives from renowned companies.
If you have an innovative, unique and exciting idea, product or service in Mobile Broadband enhancement and are based in Africa,see details on how to be part of this: http://www.etisalat.com.ng/innovation/




Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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