A little while ago we worked with Innovate the Cape to offer blogging workshops to a group of young highly intelligent and innovative high-school learners.
It has been a few months since then and a few weeks ago as part of 100in1day Cape Town, we got in touch and caught up with the initiative and the budding young innovators.
It was an inspirational and highly informative event where we were introduced to speakers and business leaders with unique entrepreneurial skills such as Ludwick Marishane (founder and head of Head-boy industries) South Africa’s youngest patent-filer after having invented DryBath® at the age of 17.
Innovate Showcase took place on the 26th of October at Khayelitsha Hubspace.
Click here to find out how the day unfolded and to meet the youngsters and their amazing projects which focused on finding innovative solutions for some of societies challenges.
To keep up-to-date with developments or get involved with Innovate The Cape:
Some fantastic news!
We will be hosting a blogging workshop at The Woodstock Exchange with a phenomenal organisation called Innovate The Cape at the end of August.
“Innovate the Cape offers to high school students the unparalleled opportunity to dream of their own solutions to their own challenges. Winners receive mentorship from local and international experts from highly reputed institutions, and up to R15,000 in financial support to kickstart their idea…”
They have partenered with MIT Media Lab, Harvard and our very own UCT to bring this project to life and we are extremely excited to be a part of this wonderful project.
The contest is open to high school students all over Western Cape . We will be giving blogging workshops to the finalists in order to assist them in documenting their experiences and learnings.
“Our dream is to inspire a cohort of home-grown problem solvers, actively improving their community with home-grown ingenuity. The submission deadline is 10 August 2013.”
The project originated in Sierra Leone (called Innovate Salone) and this amazing young man, aged 16, was the 2012 winner. He created a radio station using discarded scrap material that he could find in his neighbourhood! Meet Kelvin Doe, aka DJ Focus in this video.