Today, three ideas out of 6 at the Social Innovation Camp Nigeria which held in Lagos this weekend emerged the biggest winners.
After some demo presentations of the ideas to the judges, here are the best ideas that made it from the 2-day innovation camp which started on Thursday and ended about 45 minutes ago.
3rd Prize – $1500 @mWantedng
mWanted is a real-time crime information and security-awareness network.
2nd Prize – $2000 @my123health
My123Health provides health information on the go via SMS.
1st Prize – $3000 @i_watchnigeria
iWatch is an independent performance monitoring platform for government officials.
The idea is to monitor and track the performance of government using multiple channels, including SMS, email, etc.
Initially submitted as e-Mandators, the idea name was changed to iWatch Nigeria at the camp.
Interestingly, 2 of my predictions were correct out of the 3 ideas that won today.
And iWatch Nigeria is my best idea from this year’s Social Innovation Camp.
Congratulations to all the other winners today and the other participating ideas.
My hope is that these ideas would get off the ground sooner than later and start impacting on our lives in various ways.
It’ll be interesting to see how far these ideas when implemented could go mainstream, and possibly global just like Ushahidi, Kenya’s crisis crowdsourcing mapping tool.
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