On Monday April13th the ICT e-mentoring of Informatici Senza Frontiere to 6 African impact entrepreneurs of the E4impact MBA program has officially started.
Informatici Senza Frontiere is a non-profit organization whose objective is to provide free ICT support to people who live in a disadvantaged environment. The potential fruitful partnership with E4impact impact entrepreneurs was evident since our very first meeting.
The entrepreneurs selected for the e-mentoring are Alumni (i.e. former participants) or current attendants of the Kenyan and Ghanaian Global MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship. Each of them has been assigned to an ICT specialist, according to his/her needs. The six beneficiaries are:
- David Mumuni(Ghana) with FlippyCampus, a mobile App that helps colleges in sharing information with students: he will get specific mobile technology support.
- Eric Kojo Nti (Ghana) with Precise Medical Supply, a one-stop shop for medical & laboratories supply in Western Ghana: he will receive support in terms of need assessment and Software selection.
- Fred Asem (Ghana) with Fasem, a company for fresh fish packaging and distribution in Accra: he will enjoy a support in terms of need assessment and Software selection.
- Kariuki Thande (Kenya) with Patridge Business Systems, a construction and telecommunication company focusing on peri-urban areas: he will get network and mobile support.
- Kathleen Lihanda (Kenya) with MyCareerIdentity, a platform for guiding students in their career’s choice: she will enjoy guidance to define how bringing her platform to mobile.
- Godrefy Ngotho (Kenya) with Kipacha Technologies, a company developing websites and App for SMEs: he will receive technical assistance on how to improve his ICT services.
Informatici Senza Frontiere will provide each of them with up to 16 hours of distance support on the entrepreneur’s ICT needs(through Skype call, chat and email) over the next 4 months.
We are sure this is just the beginning of a long-lasting collaboration in the name of entrepreneurial growth of Africa, driven by a stronger ICT knowledge.