About The Program
The Ignite Innovation Lab (IGL) Digital Transformation, is an online startup incubator that provides lessons on human centered design-thinking, digital marketing, and is committed to equipping youths in Africa with the digital literacy and critical skills necessary to create digital enterprise solutions that are progressing the Sustainable Development Goals and adapt to the global workforce—and the very nature of work in the 21st Century. IGL is a program of Inspire Africa for Global Impacts Initiative.
Apply and join a team.
Innovate a new solution.
August 7 - 21, 2020
Pitch your idea.
August 22, 2020
Winners receive new laptops and more
Help African startups shift to digitization, navigate workforce shift, and succeed in today's evolving global market.
IGL utilizes the design thinking process in a hands-on and experiential method, allowing participants to meticulously apply the methodology throughout the innovation challenge.
Identify problems relevant to the user.
Participants apply and join a virtual team selected from across Africa in an online innovation challenge.
Apply a human-centered design approach to define the problem.
Teams will utilize IGL G-Suite platform & Google classroom to collaborate and co-create innovative and sustainable digital enterprise addressing the SDGs.
Identify a series of possible solutions.
Work with mentors and pitch business proposals via video conference.
Create mockups and prototypes to visualize the solutions and test for feedback.
Exceptional teams will receive new laptops, potential funding, and more!
To qualify for the IGL Challenge, participants MUST:
Be a young or aspiring entrepreneur from across Africa.
Be between the ages of 19-28 at the start of the program.
Be proficient in English.
Have access to the internet and a valid Gmail account.
Have access to a computer or smartphone device that allows Google apps/G-suite.
Have a well developed CV.
To learn more, visit our FAQs section.
Teams will pitch virtually and the winning team members will receive :
Brand new laptops/cash prizes
A copy of the Winning Streak Book
Outstanding members will receive awards of recognition and all participants will get a certificate of completion. To learn more about prizes, click here.
See the Complete Details Here https://www.weinspireafrica.org/igl