Johnson & Johnson are looking to fund and accelerate projects to expand access to consumer healthcare in Africa! If you are an entrepreneur who is looking to innovate in the field of early childhood development, maternal health, family well-being, or empowering young girls, then Johnson & Johnson may be able to help. Chosen applicants will receive a combination of awards including funding up to US $100,000, potential lab space in Africa and/or business and technical mentoring to help fully develop their ideas. Apply before January 17th, 2017! Winners will be announced in February 2017.

Read about the Challenge and Apply Here!


The Harambe Entrepreneurs Alliance aims to support young African innovators and entrepreneurs with scholarships, angel investors, and internships, and has opened up a call for nominations to join their 10th class for the Harambeans.

Scholarships cover full tuition for those seeking MBA or MIB degrees at Oxford, Yale, or the Fletcher School of Tufts University. Deadline for nominations is November 30th, 2016.

Learn more and nominate a student today!


The MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp gives entrepreneurs a taste of drinking from the firehose that all MIT students experience. The bootcamp is a mentorship program that begins with a one-week, intensive, in-person training and culminates with a reunion at MIT. This is a highly selective program for highly motivated entrepreneurs. Those who make it to the bootcamp will be challenged to start a company in one week. There are a limited number of scholarships available. If you plan to seek scholarship supply, apply as soon as possible to take advantage of the rolling deadline. 

Learn more and apply today!

WeSMS Report, IDDS Lahore

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IDDS Lahore participants and community members from the WeSMS team designed a low-tech ICT solution that provides relevant market information to enhance sales opportunities. For more information about this project, contact idds-lahore@mit.edu.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Lahore, Pakistan focused on creating information communications and technology solutions for development challenges. It is not final or comprehensive, but seeks to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Are you an engineer or a business student looking for start-up work experience, especially in a developing world context? IDIN Network member African Born 3D Printing (AB3D) is a hardware company that produces and maintains affordable, quality 3D printers built from scratch. Get to know more about this innovative social enterprise and apply for their 3D for Development Entrepreneur and Design Engineer positions.

Learn more about the 3D for Development Entrepreneur position and fill out the application here.

Learn more about the Design Engineer position here.



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