Facebook Launches Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa

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Facebook announced the launch of the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa that aims to encourage the development of apps that will further enrich its Internet.org initiative. Facebook said that the program will be providing recognition to developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet to improve the standard of education and economic health in their communities. 

Facebook will present an Innovation Challenge Award of US $150,000 to the app, website or service judged to be the best in two categories: learning/education and economic empowerment. Each Innovation Challenge Award winner will also receive a package of tools and services worth up to $60,000 from Facebook’s FbStart program.

Ime Archibong, Director of strategic partnerships at Facebook
The Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa supports our vision of a connected world by recognizing those who are working on solutions that aim to improve education and economic health of communities in Africa.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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