Flapmax aims to support young entrepreneurs and developers and expand opportunities for technology innovation.
Flapmax, a data and AI technology company that aims to spur innovation and opportunities across the tech sphere in Africa and worldwide, has announced the launch of its AI Builders Garage, a global on- and offline platform designed to help young entrepreneurs and developers transform innovative ideas into sustainable business solutions. The new initiative will be launched during the online Flapmax AI Summit (FAI) which will take place November 30 – December 2.
Flapmax AI Builders Garage
The AI Builders Garage offers three critical pathways for young professionals into innovation and technology career paths: Youth Entrepreneurship, a Sustainable AI Hackathon and through the Flapmax Community, and is designed to attract and promote both conventional and unconventional talent from around the world.
“Flapmax and our global partners are working together to create more opportunities for the next generation of innovators, developers, and entrepreneurs to advance their ideas in AI sustainability and build mission-driven businesses,” said Dave Ojika, Founder and CEO, Flapmax. “We are proud to launch a global platform to bring together industry leaders with fresh faces, along with new venture capital and training opportunities. The AI Builders Garage is the future of collaboration and advancement through technology, as we break down global borders and support the next generation of innovators and founders.”
A global platform
The AI Builders Garage is a global platform that assists entrepreneurs and developers in collaborating across borders and to build ideas into sustainable technology solutions and businesses. The community is built on both in-person and virtual platforms and supports three key areas:
Youth Entrepreneurship – Training and mentorship programs, as well as support from Microsoft-backed FAST Accelerator, designed to empower young developers, create real-world solutions, and launch new businesses or scale existing ones
Sustainable AI – Global competitions focused on showcasing how AI can help solve business and community challenges to address world problems related to sustainability
Community – A series of events, shows, and networking opportunities bringing together industry leaders with young builders and entrepreneurs.
Flapmax AI Summit
On December 1, the online Flapmax AI Summit (FAI), held by research body The FAI Institute, will kick-start the new AI Builders Garage, with a focus on digital transformation for emerging markets.
The FAI summit brings together like-minded, innovative individuals to spark meaningful discussions and build healthy relations. The event is an opportunity for aspiring individuals and veterans of the tech industry to join forces in discussing the impact of AI in modern society.
Attendees will learn more about the new tools and technology launching to help young entrepreneurs connect and grow. Sustainability is a top priority for global leaders and Flapmax, with a focus at the event on how AI and other emerging technologies can assist in preventing and reversing environmental impacts. At FAI, shortlisted AI Builders Garage candidates will present their AI sustainability solutions during a live hackathon, with prizes awarded to the top presenters.
“Developing talent in an economy with high unemployment rates is a challenge that is hampered by lack of resources and opportunities to pitch ideas, meet investors, and collect valuable feedback,” said Bernard Irungu, Program Manager, Flapmax. “The launch of the AI Builders Garage is part of a global, continued effort to advance underserved communities through technology. We understand and value the collective contributions of developers, entrepreneurs, and professionals as we work together to solve the world’s most pressing problems.”
Solving business challenges through AI
In order to be considered for the event, Youth Entrepreneurship track applicants demonstrated how AI can be used to solve business challenges, especially in the areas of hospitality, education, health, financial services, agriculture, transportation, ecommerce, and manufacturing. The selected applicants will have an opportunity to build their use cases and present to a panel of technology and business leaders at the AI Summit. Sustainable AI Hackathon participants will build an AI model or solution addressing sustainability.
The Flapmax Community is open to all developers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and professionals who are interested in collaborating on technology solutions. The community serves as a showcase for new projects, hybrid accelerator for new entrepreneurs and developers, industry networking platform, and recruitment tool for technology leaders.
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