PIVOT East announces key sponsorships

PIVOT East announces key sponsorships

The PIVOT East startups event has announced its key sponsorships ahead of its return to Nairobi, Kenya, in June, with Chase Bank announced as the Gold Sponsor for the event.

Applications are currently open for the fourth edition of mobile startup competition,l which will be held in the Kenyan capital on June 24 and 25 after taking place in Kampala, Uganda last year.

Chase Bank has been announced as this year’s Gold Sponsor.

“Sponsoring PIVOT East 2014 and having the chance to see our youth, particularly those with entrepreneurial skills, showcase their mobile solutions and innovations and their potential in the emerging business is exciting,” said Magdalene Mulandi, Chase Bank head of marketing and communications.

“We at Chase Bank are dedicated to serving the SME sector in all avenues and we strive to meet this goal by engaging in initiatives such as this. We continue to gain stature and focus our business on the SME sector.”

The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the Silver Sponsor, with Motorola Solutions East Africa account manager James Kiweti saying: “Motorola Solutions is a company committed to advancing innovations and has a history of technological innovation and partnering with the cities and states where we live and work, we are thrilled to take part and support projects such as PIVOT East 2014.”

HumanIPO reported last month PIVOT East partnered with tech hubs across East Africa to ensure this year’s event is attended by the best entrepreneurs and developers in the region, with the hubs including Outbox (Uganda), Hive Colab (Uganda), KINU (Tanzania), BUNI Hub (Tanzania), kLab (Rwanda), iceaddis (Ethiopia), iBiz Africa (Kenya) and C4DLab (Kenya).

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