Recently Maxime at the GSMA published a nice report on the role of APIs in developing markets, and referenced the work of TADHack in these markets over the past 3 years.
The first round of the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund is now open for applications from start-ups in Africa and selected Asian countries.
Successful start-ups will receive:
- Funding between GBP£100,000 and GBP£250,000
- Mobile-focused mentoring and bespoke technical assistance
- Opportunities to build partnerships with mobile operators in relevant markets
Applicants must use mobile technology and be aligned with one of their focus areas:
- Sharing Economy
- Mobile services for SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises)
How to apply
- Review the full requirements before applying here
- A list of the questions is also available here
- Submit your Pitch before 18th September 2016 11.59pm GMT
At TADHack Global we do not have the deep pockets of the GSMA 😉 We’re simply a group of geeks that think telecom app development is immensely powerful as the technologies have become democratized so anyone can use it. And we want to help people be successful using telecom capabilities to solve everyday problems in their lives. You can see all the 35+ TADHack Global locations we’re running in parallel here, over the 14-16 Oct (events run on 2 of those three days so click on a location to see more details). The latest location we hope to be adding is Miami. Plus we also accept remote registrations – so you can hack from the comfort of your own home.
And a special thanks to Cisco Spark, Tropo, Canonical / Ubuntu, Matrix, Voximplant, Telestax, Apidaze, and hSenid Mobile as without their sponsorship TADHack Global would not be possible, check out all their developer resources here. Plus the many partners running locations around the world, TADHack Global really is by the ecosystem and for the ecosystem!
Don’t forget the TADMentor channel on Slack is always available to anyone involved in TADHack to ask advice from TADHack sponsors and other participants in both creating your hack and bring it to market. We’re here to help because we think developing on telecom capabilities is immensely powerful, and because TADHack is for Everyone.