1. What is Impact Sourcing?
Discussing impact sourcing in Africa will always excite us! Essentially, impact sourcing is a practice where a company prioritizes working with suppliers like Innovation House which intentionally hire people who otherwise have limited formal employment prospects. It began with low-skill tasks such as answering phones in call centers, and it has now evolved to software development, data, blockchain, artificial intelligence and other deep technology needs.
2. What types of corporations do you work with?
Great question! It’s best that you speak with our Sourcing Account Manager. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest in learning more.
3. Is Innovation House a co-working space?
The short answer to this is no, although the Residents in the House working on Impact Sourcing projects or big ideas could potentially spend some time interacting with each other. This means that working from iH is by invitation-only. However, events such as the iH Talks series is open to the public, but, our focus is to ensure the space is optimized for all of our Residents.
4. Who can be a Resident of Innovation House?
Residents vary in type. We offer Residency for aspiring founders, EIRs (entrepreneurs-in-residence), Teachers, small teams from larger companies, and of course the Junior and Senior developers working on impact sourcing projects. Go here to learn more about the types of Residents there are at iH, and to apply yourself if you’d like to join us!
5. Do people actually sleep in the House?
Ha! Great question. No, no one actually sleeps at the House, although some people may have fallen asleep at their computers or dozed off for a few minutes in one of our poufs!
6. How can I get my child involved with the STEMPlay program?
You may visit this link here to get more information and register your child(ren) for the STEMPlay program, set to begin in February 2020!
7. What types of events do you hold at Innovation House and how can I attend?
Simply put, we host events we feel will add a huge amount of value to the iH Community and to the growing knowledge of STEM, Venture-building, Africa and more.
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About Innovation House
We provide smarter sourcing solutions to corporations and STEM-centered skill development and venture-building programs for talented African youth, so as to cultivate problem-solvers, change makers and refreshed thinkers on the African continent.