13445788_1732836500261474_7015536107088120356_nWe are pleased to inform you that MCC/PEPFAR from the USA has awarded DTBi the Data for Local Impact Innovation Challenge project.

The main goal of this project is to engage local innovators/developers/solution providers, especially small scale ones including YOU to develop innovative solutions to address challenges associated with data gaps and ineffective use of data for decision making in sectors of health, gender issues (especially for young women) for social well-being and economic growth in Tanzania.

The developers of these solutions will be obtained on a competitive basis through a series of windows having various problem statements in the next 24 months. The selected awardees will be awarded financial grants coupled with a package of supportive services like coaching mentorship and capacity building. Read more

challenge_bannerThe Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) is a gathering of startup champions from around the world, where entrepreneur’s, investors, researches, thought leaders, government ministers and policymakers work together to help bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expend human welfare. This will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in March 2017.

The GEC is co-hosted each year by three organisations: Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), the Kauffman Foundation and aseparate event that bring the event in a country. In this case it is SEA Africa as the event will be hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa. Read more

By Cynthia Bavo

One thing I have learnt in my short stint as an entrepreneur is that it is easier to learn life

Edwin Bruno (left) having a discussion with the Director for Startup Grind Dar es Salaam chapter, Cynthia Bavo.

Edwin Bruno (left) having a discussion with the Director for Startup Grind Dar es Salaam chapter, Cynthia Bavo.

lessons by walking in the footsteps of others, especially the footsteps of successful people in your local community. This realization became even more apparent after hosting Edwin Bruno on Startup Grind Dar es Salaam earlier this month.

Here are a few lessons that I took away from interacting and interviewing the future billionaire in the making as named by Forbes Africa. I believe that these lessons may be helpful to other budding entrepreneurs.

  • Know your target market and their needs

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Buni internship program is an eight week long program which accomodate university students and recent graduates for the aim of equipping them with employability skills, enterpreneurship and innovation skills.

This is the event where 43 students from different Universities who have been working on different project ideas for two months will be pitching their ideas and showing their prototypes.

About the teams and their ideas:

1. D PAY is the android mobile application for DAR Bus Rapid Transit which enables users to pay for the tickets directly from thei mobile phones via tigo pesa,Airtel money and M-pesa which generate the QR code that can be scanned at the entrance.

2. BONGO FOOD is a mobile restaurant location service. We help city dwellers discover great places to eat affordably and learn more about the places they already know about. In the smart city of Dar-es-Salaam, finding a tasty, affordable meal wherever you are is no longer a problem with BongoFood in your pocket.

3. FUNGUKA (Maoni App) is a website/app to collect suggestions from all over the country and every where you are as long you have something to comment about the services provided by Governments (Public Service). Our website would be available in both Mobile version and Desktop version.

4. UNGANA Is the USSD based Group Mobile Money Account generated after experiencing long and tedious registration requirement in opening a group bank account,Shortage of bank services especially in village areas and theft because some groups still saving money at home.

5. SMART MTAA aids the local government to have updated data of its population in a computerised system thus coping with the growing technology. For the citizen, he or she gets a chance to report any problem, giving views also congratulating the local government for the work done. A citizen will also be able to view the yearly revenue and expenditure report for his or her street.

6. FUEL LESS GENERATOR is a type of generator which produce electricity without the use of fuel. This will be a solution to the challenges of connectivity and affordability as large percent of Tanzanians are not connected to the national grid and the connectivity and operational cost is high. The generator will be affordable (once customers buy it there will be neither frequent paying of electric bills nor frequent buying of fuel; also there are no connection costs). The generator is portable with high mobility in a way it can be used even by people in remote areas.

7. POLISI YETU is an application that helps people contact the police easily. It contains a place where people can report incidences by using hash tags # and at @ symbol. It helps people know their rights and the law when dealing with the police. It helps people know where to go and how to get help when they need thing like loss report. It contains a place where the user can download necessary information needed by the police.


The 2nd African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASENTI) is a platform for global entrepreneurship and innovators. ASENTI will be taking place in November 4-5 at USIU-Africa, Kenya. Register to attend www.asenti.org/delegate

The future of Kenya and that of Africa’s youth lies on great entrepreneurial and innovation mindset through the generation. ASENTI is a platform created that provide Innovators and Entrepreneurs from Africa to take stock of the achievements made in the ‘year of Entrepreneurship’ and as well provide a platform to interact with stakeholders and other players in the Industry in order to make long lasting network for future business related engagements  and meet potential investors too. The summit will be very interactive with different panelist and breakout sessions.

We purpose to bring together between 600-800 delegates and over 40 speakers from across Africa as business mentors. The delegates and the summit speakers will include persons within the following fields, namely:  African startups, SMEs, industrialization stakeholders, Intellectual property, Entrepreneurs, economist, young professionals, students ( University), UN Observers, NGOs, government agencies, youth empowerment organizations, Innovators among others.  

This year’s summit will focus on different pillars; Youth Empowerment, Social Innovation, film,  Green energy, Agribusiness, Finance, Media, Science and Mobile Technology, Intellectual Property(IP) and many other areas.

The panel discussion will holistically focus on the above mentioned subjects. The breakout sessions will be hosted by different partner companies hence it will be a wonderful opportunity for to interact with different companies.

Startup Campus boot camp.

This year ASENTI  will be running the Startup campus accelerator program, that mains that will take place for three days, the 30 selected startups will be taken through, Strategic planning, digital marketing and branding, pitching. The ten shall be selected to pitch in presence of potential investors at the summit. The best pitches will get gifts, certificate full year business mentorship and possible business investments.

We would like invite any interested corporate to partner with the African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2016 , www.asenti.org/partner   Your company will be of value to the many young entrepreneurs joining us from across Africa for mentorship, training and inspiration. We have great opportunities for you to add value and much more transform Africa. We have different categories of partnership from product activation, exhibition, diamond, silver, Gold and platinum partnership, you could also partner with us in terms offering services, like catering, transport, stationaries etc.

Why you should attend;

  • Great speakers.
  • Global Networking opportunity’
  • Meet investors.
  • Join ASENTI global network.
  • Get mentor.
  • Meet potential partners.
  • Experts and diverse business opportunities.

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