Flapmax (www.Flapmax.com) today announced the launch of AI Builders Garage, a global online and offline platform designed to help young entrepreneurs and developers turn innovative ideas into sustainable business solutions. The AI Builders Garage offers young professionals three critical paths to innovation and technology career paths: Youth Entrepreneurship, Sustainable AI Hackathon and Flapmax Community, and is designed to attract and promote both conventional and unconventional talent from around the world.
“Flapmax and our global partners are working together to create more opportunities for the next generation of innovators, developers and entrepreneurs to advance their AI sustainability ideas and build mission-driven businesses,” said Dave Ojika, founder and CEO of Flap max. “We are proud to launch a global platform to bring together fresh-faced industry leaders, along with new venture capital and training opportunities. The AI Builders Garage is the future of collaboration and advancement through technology as we break global boundaries and support the next generation of innovators and founders.”
The AI Builders Garage is a global platform for entrepreneurs and developers to collaborate across borders and turn ideas into sustainable technology solutions and businesses. Built on both in-person and virtual platforms, the community supports three main areas:
- Youth Entrepreneurship – New training and mentoring programs, as well as Microsoft-backed accelerator support (www.FASTaccelerator.com), designed to empower young developers, create real-world solutions and launch new businesses or scale existing businesses
- Sustainable AI – Global competitions aimed at demonstrating how AI can help solve business and community challenges to address global sustainability issues
- Community – A series of events, shows and networking opportunities that bring together industry leaders with young builders and entrepreneurs.
On December 1, 2022, an online AI Summit will kick-start the new AI Builders Garage, with a focus on digital transformation for emerging markets. Participants will learn about the new tools and technology being launched to help young entrepreneurs connect and grow. Sustainability is a top priority for world leaders and Flapmax, with the event focusing on how AI and other emerging technologies can be used to prevent and reverse environmental impacts. At the Flapmax AI Summit, shortlisted AI Builders Garage candidates showcase their AI sustainability solutions during a live hackathon, with awards given to the best presenters.
“Developing talent in an economy with high unemployment rates is a challenge hampered by a lack of resources and opportunities to pitch ideas, meet with investors and collect valuable feedback,” said Bernard Irungu, Program Manager, Flapmax. “The launch of the AI Builders Garage is part of a global, ongoing effort to advance underserved communities through technology. We understand and appreciate the collective contributions of developers, entrepreneurs and professionals as we work together to solve the world’s most pressing problems.”
Apply for the AI Builders Garage and the upcoming summit will be open until November 30, 2022. Applicants for the Youth Entrepreneurship track must demonstrate how AI can be used to solve business challenges, especially in hospitality, education, health, financial services, agriculture, transportation, e-commerce and manufacturing. The selected participants will have the opportunity to build their use cases and present them at the AI Summit to a panel of technology and business leaders. Sustainable AI Hackathon participants build an AI model or solution that focuses on sustainability. The Flapmax Community is open to all developers, entrepreneurs, researchers and professionals interested in collaboration on technological solutions. The community serves as a showcase for new projects, a hybrid accelerator for new entrepreneurs and developers, a networking platform for the industry, and a recruiting tool for technology leaders.
Both Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainable AI Hackathon track participants will be introduced at the inaugural FAI Summit. More information on www.FAI.institute/summit and apply for AI Builders Garage here: www.FAI.institute/garage
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Flapmax.
Flapmax is a data and AI technology company dedicated to expanding the capabilities for technology innovation and deployment worldwide. With its technology accelerator platform, Flapmax drives collaboration across borders and helps companies measure and optimize AI models and implement digital transformation solutions. Flapmax creates global partnerships to boost the local tech industry in Africa and globally. Flapmax partners with universities around the world, helping to connect the next generation of innovators with sustainable technology goals and advanced career skills.
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