Report from the field and the lab: Challenges and opportunities developing AKE ventures

The last phase of AKE program is in full swing and participants are busy building their own ventures (start-ups), fine tuning their offerings and value propositions.

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AKE Pitching session in 8.3.2017

Yesterday they pitch their ideas to an invited panel that gave them feedback. All these activities are helping AKE developed the curriculum and objectives for this last phase.

Today we want to share some of the props we have been receiving from AKE start ups:

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Images of Boisch jewels and cards prototypes.

Nancy and Olipha comment: “it is challenging making them, however the biggest challenge so far for us is building our customer base” (Boisch team).

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Images of Artari team member visiting children to gather feedback for their prototypes and screenshots of Artari’s current projects.

Maurice comments: “we (Artari Kreations) discovered the necessity for digitizing our curriculum and i decided to engage kindergarten kids to collect suggestions on what they could require to interact with and learn from, when it comes to digital learning.” (Artari Kreations Team)

Kahama comments: [Referring to the comments they leave to each other in the code]: “commenting is good when done well, it makes work easy for every body in the team”  (Artari Kreations Team)

Also GESCI’s team in charge of AKE has been reflecting on the opportunities and challenges of the program itself. Victos. AKE’s manager also shares some insights:


Working together with the start ups in the AKE lab

Victor when talking about the most challenging thing so far: “I still manage to have fun with all the work… but would have done with an assistant” and when prompted to point out at the most inspiring “when the start up groups are working on projects in a team”.

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AKE participants from IonicCode working on their start-up projects

Thanks !!


2 thoughts on “Report from the field and the lab: Challenges and opportunities developing AKE ventures

  1. Nicely packaged.I am impressed and Artari Kreations is a brilliant group!


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