PCT is an exercise conducted by Sankore 2.0 to scout for brilliant tech projects and ideas that need funding and eventual incubation.
According to Sankore:
“We educate and nurture talented individuals to become world-class developers. The nurturing part of this mission involves funding and incubation projects that promise to contribute to providing blockchain solutions in Africa.
The PCT therefore involves identifying developers and their projects for prospective funding and incubation.”
– Sankore 2.0
The second edition of the Nairobi PCT is aimed at getting more talent onboarded.
The first edition, held in January 2022, majorly comprised of developers from the leading universities as well as from Kenyan startups building solutions for problems in Africa.
The winning project from the first edition was in Agriculture – the leading sector in the Kenyan economy, but also one that lags when it comes to technology adoption.
Below is a list of winners from the first edition:
Kilimo Shwari – An on-chain insurance platform for small-scale farmers in Kenya
SmartFarm Kenya – A project leveraging precision farming to minimize input and maximize output
Ledja – A project initiating genuine documentation in higher learning insitutions
Sankore will be on location at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to demonstrate to developers how they can incorprate their projects onto the blockchain. This activity will be undertaken prior to the main event.
Fintech professionals, policy makers, accountants, bankers, local crypto media influencers, and others are encouraged to attend the PCT event.
10 projects will be pitching at the event with 3 projects qualifying for seed funding and incubation. Sankore will provide up to $40, 000 in funding and incubation for up to 3 months to the 3 winning projects.