Negawatt Demo Day to take place in Nairobi

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Four teams will take part in the Negawatt Demo Day in Nairobi on Saturday, May 30, during which two teams will be chosen to progress to the accelerator phase of the competition.

The World Bank’s Negawatt Challenge is hosting innovation competitions in cities worldwide; with locations selected based on the government’s energy efficiency and low carbon growth, as well as the existence of dynamic and growing entrepreneurial and technology sectors.

Disrupt Africa reported last month four teams – Plugin, Angaza, Watt Saver and Wezesha Huduma – were embarking on the Bootcamp stage of the competition, as part of which they underwent a month of training at the @iBizAfrica incubator at Strathmore University.

Demo Day will see two of the teams selected to proceed to the acceleration phase, where they will be provided with additional training and mentorship worth a total of US$10,000. The overall winner of the Kenyan leg of the competition will pitch head-to-head at a global event in Barcelona, Spain.

“The home stretch. In this final phase, local Negawatt semi-finalists are invited to compete with their international counterparts. With one month of mentorship and entrepreneurship training under their belts, each of the teams in Nairobi: Angaza, Plugin, WattSaver and Wesesha Huduma are ready to showcase groundbreaking innovations at the Negawatt Demo Day,” @iBizAfrica said.

Those interested in attending the event can register here.

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