19 Sep

A C4DLab startup is among 35 others proceeding to the semi-finals of a prestigious global innovation competition.

With over Sh18 million at stake, the co-founder of Famalia, an SMS platform that seeks to disseminate legal information on the processes involved in the transfer of inherited property in Kenya, is looking to earn a spot at the finals of the HiiL Innovating Justice Competition slated for December this year in the Hague, the Netherlands.

The list includes seven startups who were selected as winners of the 2016 Voting Campaign, as well as 29 innovations selected by HiiL in conjunction with local entrepreneurship experts in those innovations’ regions,” notes part of an update on the challenge.

Together, the 36 innovations will now attend and pitch at a local Bootcamp in their region– Kyiv, Lagos, Nairobi, Tunis, Johannesburg, and Kampala,” it adds.

Afterwards, it is expected that, by October 20, up to 10 innovations will be selected by the judges to move on to the final pitch in December .

Up to 160,000 EUR will be split between the winners of the awards,” writes Connor Sattely at innovatingjustice.com.

In the meantime, according to a post on Eventbrite, the Famalia innovation is among several startups slated to pitch at the Nairobi Innovating Justice Bootcamp to be held this Friday at iHub.

The 8 are a testament to the talent, creativity and potential of East African entrepreneurs,” note the organisers in part.