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Untitled-1Presenting one self is the key to perfect communication. 75% of people in the world struggle with public presentation.
Do you have an idea? Do you find it hard to present it to people? Do you want to know how to go about it? Well lets meet at BUNI this Friday for a self presentation session. We will help to know how to speak so people will listen, speak so people will never forget and may be, an appointment with that investor you have been long seeking for.

Code Bus Africa

CodeBus Africa is a 100-day adventure into creative technology and youth empowerment.

CodeBus bring together African and Finnish innovators in tech and education to organise creative coding workshops for youth in ten African countries in February–May 2017. Through the project, we hope to inspire youth to discover and make use of technology in their lives, and empower especially girls to explore technology’s possibilities for their future. Tanzania is among the countries in which CodeBus workshops will be held. In Tanzania the workshops will be held in Dar-es-salaam and Iringa regions.

CodeBus is part of Finland’s 100th independence celebration and the official Finland 100 programme.

More about CodeBus visit http://finland100africa.fi/

Scale your product to market with support from DEMO Africa and Dar Teknohama Business Incubator (DTBi)!

demo-about-us_venue_relativeThe Dar Teknohama Business Incubator (DTBi) in collaboration with DEMO Africa is holding a pitching event on 13th February, 2017. If you are an start-up innovator/entrepreneur with a product going to market, you are invited free of charge to come and pitch so as to be selected to go to South Africa in September, 2017. There you will compete with other innovators from around Africa for prize money to scale-up your enterprise and get international recognition.

Criteria for participation

  • The start-up is a registered company
  • There is a team capable of delivering the product to market
  • There is a sizable addressable market for the product
  • Potential to make an impact or change the market place
  • The company is investor ready

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SPRING Accelerator are preparing to launch their 3rd cohort in East Africa in 2017. SPRING is an accelerator working with growth-oriented businesses on innovations that can transform the lives of poor and vulnerable girls aged 10-19 living across East Africa. We work with world-class experts to support these businesses to create innovations with purpose and commercial potential. SPRING are looking for high-potential businesses with opportunities for scale, or established nonprofits looking for significant market-oriented commercial innovation. If you fit the bill apply online: http://www.springaccelerator.org/apply/ 

Applications close next Thursday on 1st Dec, so hurry! 

img_4062“It’s practical and relevant and kids embrace Science without thinking about it,” Jacqueline Dismas says.

“Science helps answer all those questions kids ask, like ‘Why is the sky blue?’ and ‘How come that everything you throw up falls down?’ she says

Science teaches kids about life

The benefits of learning about science for young kids are enormous. “Science involves a lot of talking and listening to others; it develops patience, too – a lot of the time in science things don’t happen overnight.”

Add to the mix are skills for life such as perseverance, problem-solving and researching.

It can teach children to form their own opinions, rather than taking those of others for granted. Jackie Says

img_4069“It helps kids to think about what could happen before they do it, to create a hypothesis in their mind. Then kids learn that not everything works the first time. Some experiments fall in a heap and you have to find out what went wrong, and try again,” Jackie says.

Science in school also teaches kids about the way the world works eg, how clothes are made or why volcanoes erupt.

It can spark ideas in kids’ minds that they, too, may one day be capable of creating solutions to big problems such as reducing poverty through the improvement of seed genetics to grow stronger crops, Jackie says.

Science jobs for the future

img_4058 “When we look at science and the discoveries that come through, we’ve only scratched the surface,” Jackie says.

Jobs in renewable energies such as solar and hydro-power are increasing rapidly. Then there is the conversation that goes with it in terms of preserving plants and animals.

“There is always going to be the study of different habitats as well as the increase in technology in renewable energies,” she says.

Medical research is also going to escalate. Even now, scientists are developing the ‘shoulders’ that future scientists will stand on in terms of cures for diseases.

“It can teach kids to form their own opinions rather than take those of others for granted. In science you’re taught to go about getting a whole lot of information from different people and sources – experts, teachers – it’s not just Googling for the answer online,” she says.

“It’s about saying, ‘I’ve looked at a whole lot of things and made my own opinion’.”