Kabul Innovation Lab & Herat Incubator
Have you heard of the Kabul Innovation Lab? Here is the Facebook page…
<a href=”http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kabul-Innovation-Lab/258853057509619?sk=infoDear&ref=nf”> Kabul Innovation Lab</a>
The link for the application is within the Facebook page as well.
What is it?
It is an effort to find IT savvy individuals in Afghanistan and bring them in for a three day lab to create tools which may benefit Afghan society.
It almost seems like a mini-Afghan version of Startup Weekend or perhaps even an addition to the Peace Dividend Trust (PDT) effort for their own Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) event held in Q4 2011.
I believe this opportunity is great, this is what is needed in Afghanistan. The IT industry in the country is still budding, it is in its infancy – and the ideas/innovators that create high visibility and useful tools for the country use could catalyze a stronger movement towards development of IT. I’m interested to learn more about what exactly will be taught and/or completed over the three days. Is it truly a Startup Weekend initiative? Or is this an educational bootcamp?
We are having our entrepreneurs apply for this great opportunity. Have you heard of other opportunities like this or have opinions on this one? Please leave us your thoughts.