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July 24, 2013

Finding the Window of Opportunity

​Get updated news on ICT Entrepreneurs   Finding your window of opportunity | Funders and Founders  At my law school graduation the buzz word was “experience.” People were going into law firms to get it, and then go on to do great things, like become partners and CEOs. Maybe… The other truth is most of us used that word to cushion the fact that the majority of those highly qualified people thought they were not ready to take any big risks, like starting a company. And when you don’t get what you want, just about the only silver lining you can get is that experience, even if it’s not positive. Read more....

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Manzer Lakaz (Home Food)
July 22, 2013

Manzer Lakaz (Home Food)

​Manzer Lakaz (Home Food) the first windows phone apps from Mauritius developed and published by Wasiim Hosenbocus following the Windows Phone Apps and Business Plan Writing Training. “Manzer Lakaz” which is the creole name for “Home Food” is a Windows Phone app which allows you to browse delicious recipes from Mauritius on your mobile device. The application provides you with a featured recipe...

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NCB Technopreneurs - LittleBox Studio Ltd
May 07, 2013

NCB Technopreneurs - LittleBo ...

​NCB Technopreneurs: LittleBox Studio Ltd finished in the Top 40 Venture among the 200 Ventures in the East African Regional Start-Up Boot Camp in Dar es Salaam on May 7-8, 2013.     LittleBox Studio Ltd is the first Mauritian Technopreneurs to have participated for the East Africa Regional Boot Camp in Dar es Salaam. In this two day Startup Boot camp, peers, experts and one on one mentors helped...

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August 21, 2012

Engineering and Science Career Oriented Fair 2012

​The National Computer Board was present for the Engineering & Science Career Oriented Fair 2012 to promote Entrepreneurship in the ICT Sector. The objective of NCB participation to this Career Oriented Fair was to inform our young talented ICT University Students that Entrepreneurship can also be chosen as a career if they have an innovative project in the ICT Sector. The University Students were delighted to know the initiative taken by National Computer Board to promote Entrepreneurship in the ICT Sector.

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March 28, 2012

Workshop on Start your Business in the ICT Sector

​ In line with its objective to promote Entrepreneurship in the ICT Sector, the National Computer Board organised workshops in collaboration with Universities. University Date JSS Academy of Technical Education 28th March 2012 University of Technology Mauritius 27th April 2012 The main objective of this workshop was to sensitise all University students about:Schemes and facilities available for start ups in the ICT sector: NCB Technopreneurship Programme: Financial Schemes Entrepreneurship Schemes Steps to start a business in the ICT sector: How to incorporate a Company and its legal aspects.  Licenses  

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Start Time:Jun 06, 2015

ICT Expo 2015

​ICT EXPO 2015   The National Computer Board, operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology Communication and Innovation, organised the 7th edition of ICT expo on 6th and 7th June 2015 at Kendra Shopping Mall St Pierre.   ICT Expo is a regional event which aims at creating more awareness on emerging technologies and bringing ICT closer to the citizens.   The NCB Technopreneurship Programme Team was present for the event to inform the public about facilities offered whereas the Technopreneurs: EdUnit; Luz and Aevo were present to demonstrate their innovative products to the member of the public present for the ICT Expo.         ...

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Start Time:May 21, 2015

IBM BlueMix workshop

​IBM BlueMix WorkshopThe National Computer Board, operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology Communication and Innovation, with the collaboration of IBM organised a BlueMix Workshop for entrepreneurs at the ICT Academy Ebene on 21st May 2015 from 13:00 pm to 17:00 pm. BlueMix enables everyone from individual developers to large enterprise teams to rapidly build and deploy new applications, embrace continuous delivery, and extend existing IT investments with cloud integration services. With BlueMix, developers have access to a broad portfolio of capabilities. Benn Mann, Program Director, Africa Software Offerings from Kenya was present to update some 15 Technopreneurs about th ...

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Start Time:Feb 21, 2014

Business Plan Writing Training

A Business Plan Writing Training was organised by National Computer Board in the context of the ICT Business Idea Competition for the selected 33 teams who have advanced to Round II on the 21st and 22nd February 2014. The objectives of the Business Plan Writing Training were to:• Explain the importance of business planning• Define and describe all the components of a business plan including the financial forecasts.• Provide access to sample plans and resources that can help them to develop a very good business plan including its financial forecasts at the end of the session.Participants gave positive feedback about the training:• “It was a good initiative from the NCB to help the selected p ...

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Start Time:Nov 23, 2013|Category: Public

Infotech 2013 - Conference SM@RT SMe’s- empowering SMe’s through ICT

​   In the context of Infotech 2013, the National Computer Board operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, had organised a conference on Friday 22nd November 2013 at the First Floor Kestrel Room, Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC), Pailles with the theme “SMART SME’s: Empowering SME’s through ICT” to trigger the importance of ICT adoption among our non ICT SME’s by creating an online presence; growing their businesses; improving their business processes and becoming more efficient. Hence the conference will increase the demand for broadband and increase the possibility of NCB Technopreneurs to reach new markets.   Objec ...

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Start Time:Sep 19, 2013

ICT Business Idea Competition

​The Honourable Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum, Minister of Information and Communication Technology officially launched the ICT Business Idea Competition on 19th September 2013 in the Board Room of the National Computer Board 7th Floor, La Poudriere Street, Port Louis. As part of the NCB Technopreneurship initiative to create a new type of successful Technopreneurs that takes charge of their own destinies to become their own boss and create employment opportunities for the good of the community. The Registration is open to all Graduates, Undergraduates, Postgraduates, Researchers, IT and ITES professionals, Academics and Non academics: Either as a Team of up to a maximum of four members wit ...

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Microsoft® BizSpark
 The Microsoft BizSpark is to encourage innovation, creativity and promote Technopreneurship
amongst to-day's most promising start ups by providing access to software, tools and resources at a stage where they need it most but can least afford it.
TechIdeaspace is an NCB and MICT initiative to help YOU transform YOUR Ideas into successful businesses
ITU Telecom Young Innovators Competition 4th Challenge
The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is looking for Young people aged between 18 and 30 from around the world to submit ideas for concepts of start-ups aimed at using the Internet of Things (IoT) for social good in order to significantly improve the lives of people globally.
ICT Business Idea Competition

​​The ICT Business Idea Competition welcomes business ideas related to Information and Communications Technology focusing particularly in the development of technology solutions that will improve lives by making it easier for citizens of Mauritius to receive these services to have access to Health, Education, Finance, Agriculture, Public Safety and key Government Services through the use of technology.

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