Google Impact Challenge - Kenya

The aim of the challenge is to support Kenyan non-profits and social enterprises with game-changing ideas to create economic opportunities in their communities.

Eligibility- Applicant’s should meet the following criteria;

Community Impact: Does the proposed project create economic opportunity in Kenya? Does it improve the lives of people in Kenya?
Innovation: Does the project present unexpected solutions to unmet needs?
Reach: Does it have the potential to scale directly or to serve as a model for other communities? Will its scope grow over time?
Feasibility: Is the project plan (or business plan) well thought-out, and the team well-equipped to execute on it?


Google and its partners will review applications and select 12 finalists with highest potential project ideas. From the 12 finalists, the public will have three weeks to vote for their favorite idea.

The finalists will then have an opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of local judges who will select three finalists and also anounce the public's favourite idea.



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Of the 12 finalists, four winners will receive a USD 250,000 grant, support and training from Google. The remaining 8 finalists will receive a USD 125,000 grant.

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