As the deadline for CSC2012 fast approaches, we’ve had a number of entrepreneurs step forward to request an extension. The quality of contestants is high and we know that entrepreneurs are going to great lengths to perfect their prototypes, documentation and video pitches. The group of challengers that is forming quickly represent the top innovators in Cameroon. Many are gaining a following and important visibility. In an effort to give everyone the opportunity to put forward their best and to join this group of innovators, we have decided to extend the deadline until August 31st. However, we do want to make clear that this is the ultimate and final deadline for submitting your application.
One frequent request we’ve heard is for us to review the Solution Description, Pilot Test Plan and Sustainability Plan for a project. As much as we enjoy offering advice and coaching, as panel judges we unfortunately can’t advise teams this way. What we can do, however, is provide a link to a model document. This was an entry to the Chembe Ventures Urban Security Challenge, launched in 2010 by our colleague Sean Murphy and the Betavine Social Exchange. The level of detail is quite high here and, in fact, we’d be pleased to see a document that follows this example but at a shorter length.Read More