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Uncategorized By Joseph / June 12, 2010

BarCamp Nairobi 2010: Day 1(Google room at NaiLab)

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Zuku startup index is an open, community-managed and free startup tracking database for the Kenyan startup and Investor Community. Currently it’s connecting angel investors to east african artists and others local startups.Some other companies like kickstarter and sprouter have the same ideas as startup index.

Telemedicine is on the verge of evolving in Kenya.Mashavu, is a telemedicine system that connects medical professionals in Kenya with individuals in developing communities.Projects have been on going in Ngong with the UN agencies.Khanjan Mehta,elaborated more  on the use of local materials to create a cheaper version of medical tools that can be easily accessd by the local hospitals to assist in getting health information to assist in treating a patient who is miles away from a doctor.

Kamau Gichingi spoke about  the project Fab labs that are located in Nairobi university.Its an MIT lab in Kenya and they have four thematic veiw:-

  • ICT
  • Bio Technology
  • Energy and Materials
  • Minerals

Products that have come out of the lab like,tea maker via sending SMS,monitoring of traffic thats already adopted by KDN ,Keingovillage(home automation system) among other projects.

Stay “tuned” for more updates from BarCamp Nairobi 2010.

Author : Joseph

A USIU trained journalist & an aspiring animator Joseph thrives behind the camera. He is a still photography and videography aficionado. Joe is currently the director/editor behind African Tech Bits, an iHub production that features start ups in the tech scene. This Canonite can mostly be seen at the iHub in the company of his Canon 550D.


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