Pivot 25 is an mlab initiative to bring focus on the Mobile developer and entrepreneur community in East Africa. It was a two-day mobile apps competition and developer conference held at Ole Sereni Hotel along Mombasa Road.
I couldn’t make it to the first day of the conference, unavoidable circumstances you see (okay, lunch with a CEO, that’s what kept me away).
On the second day, I was assisting in blogging the event live at Afrinnovator
At the end of the day, the winners were announced, and the event declared a success! It’s supposed to be an annual event so we look forward to next year.
So here are the winners (copied generously from Afrinnovator)
Category winners ($5,000 each)
Mobile Payments/Commerce: mShop by MTL Systems (Kenya)
Mobile Gaming, Entertainment and Utilities: Whive by Space Kenya
Business and Enterprise: Uha$ibu by PlusPeople
Government, Agriculture and Education: SchoolSMS by Tusqee Systems
Health: (Overall Winner) MedKenya by Shimba Technologies
P.S. The new phone has a name. BI. Black Ideot.