Over the last two weeks UpStart Africa has toured Kisumu and Mombasa looking for creatives, developers and marketers to join the inaugural Kenyan tech based business reality TV show that premiers mid November. While most people think that all talent in the country is based in Nairobi, the auditions have told a different story. The turn-out has been great and the contestants have been nothing but impressive.
Upstart Africa’s vision is to use television to inspire thousands of young people across Africa to take up technology and entrepreneurship as a viable alternative to job seeking. Participants on the show will form teams each made up of three individuals with different skill sets that complement each other. The teams will then work on ideas that use tech to solve real world problems. Mentors will guide the teams along each step. A panel of VCs will act as the elimination panel. The winning team wins $50,000 investment.
UpStart Africa is holding the Nairobi auditions today and tomorrow at the Kenya National Theatre. If you want to be part of the show or know someone who does, do please sign up for the auditions. If you have any queries feel free to contact them on through their Twitter or Facebook pages.