Business Startup Center Monrovia launches the IT Liberia Competition to promote and enhance innovative business ideas and IT infrastructure in Liberia.
November 3, 2011 – this was the epoch of internet advancement in Liberia. Until this point, access to the internet in the country had been extremely costly and limited, marred by poor connections. It was in early November of 2011 that a fiber-optic cable was hauled ashore by a diver on a beach outside Monrovia, greeted by an eager crowd. This two inch thick cable, emerging from the ocean, was to be the advent of digital entrepreneurship in Liberia.
In the past nine years, Liberia has made considerable progress. The country has exhibited strong economic growth, a trend that looks set to continue in 2013 , with expected growth higher than many counterparts in Asia, Europe or the Americas. The country’s advance on the international stage has not gone unnoticed, with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, comprising two of the three Nobel Peace prize winners in 2011.
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The deadline for application is June 30, 2013. For more information about the competition and to apply, visit www.bidnetwork.org/it-liberia.