Sh200 million Google grant to be given to on-profit and social-based enterprises using technology to improve lives.

Google is giving Sh200 million grant to the 12 finalists of the first African Google Impact Challenge in Kenya. The Google grant is to enable the charity enterprises improve the society with their ideas. The grant will aid these organisation to better their host community with their ideas.

The enterprises have 6 months to apply for the grant. The selection process is based on innovation, technology, impact on the community, sociability and feasibility.

The public will vote in 1 winner while the judges will select three extra winners after hearing them pitch. Each winner will be get to Sh25m while the other 8 finalist will be receive Sh12.5m each. Also, along with the money in cash, they will receive technical assistance, mentoring and guidance from Google.

The judges include Manu Chandaria, Caroline Mutoko, Tegla Loroupe, Tabitha Karanja, Janet Mawiyoo, Salim Mohammed as well as Charles Murito.

 In addition, they commended the state of social enterprises in Nigeria and South Africa, as they have been doing well.
Hence, they will give equal grant to this two other country, making the total grant for three countries US$6m.

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