The Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative announces the launch of the public voting for the 2014 Technology Idea (Tech-I) Competition. Tech-I is an annual science and technology entrepreneurship competition, which this year accepted over 500 entries from 86 countries in the four areas of agriculture, energy, health, and information and communications technology (ICT). Internationally esteemed experts have selected the top 67 GIST Tech-I semi-finalists from 35 countries and now it is the global public’s turn to vote for the next big science and technology idea or startup!
We are proud to announce that Muchu Kaingu, a Zambian, is one of the 67 semi-finalists. He is developing m-Retailer, a cloud-based mobile application that interfaces with Point of Sale and Stock Management Systems to give better business insights to retailers. With m-Retailer, retailers in Africa can use their smart phones to do the following:
- Quickly perform stock enquiries by scanning barcodes
- Take inventory of their stock
- Place orders for stock that is running low on the go
- Place orders at supplier’s facilities
- Access all their business information remotely
m-Retailer helps African retailers to:
- Spend less time on administration
- Make quick and informed decisions by accessing relevant information in a timely fashion
- Stay in touch with the business on the go
- Spend more time with customers, where it matters
- In doing all this, they can increase revenue
We believe that our country’s economy can greatly improve by harnessing the power of science and technology and supporting such young and innovative entrepreneurs as Muchu Kaingu.
Please support Muchu Kaingu to win the GIST Tech-I competition and make our country proud by clicking the link below to vote: