The idea is simple. All the teams worked hard and created great prototypes during the hackathon back in November. Now we want to help turn prototypes into real products and services. The two winners will each receive $9,750. Our Accelerator Grants competition is made possible by a generous support from from Alianza CAMMINA, a joint initiative of the AVINA Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Open Society Foundations.
Eligibility: The contest is open to the teams who a) are physically based in Central America and Mexico and b) were global nominees in the Americas Datafest.
Criteria: The winners will have made the most substantive progress on their projects, have shown best project management skills, have the best plans for the future and the projects with the most potential to have a positive and big impact.
Rules: The participants must agree to make their software open source or to give a “royalty-free” license to Data Center, an NGO and the Americas Datafest fiscal sponsor.