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iHub By Jessica Colaço / July 25, 2010

What is the difference between a white and green member?


Anyone can become a member of the iHub, provided they work in the tech field (programming, design or research). We have a 3-tier membership:

  • White
  • Green
  • Red.

Application and registration for iHub membership is currently on-going and we have received over 200 applicants. How are we going to handle this capacity? We will do this through our membership vetting process described below.

Current registered members qualify for white membership.  Congratulations, but  this level of membership does not permit one entry into the iHub.

White Membership

Allows you to be part of the online community whereby one will be able to interact with other members via our interactive website (coming soon), with access to jobs boards, events and other online-resources.
This level of membership does not permit one entry into the iHub

Green Membership

This second level of membership is for anyone who meets the basic pre-requisites above and will be subject to a vetting process. Upon acceptance, one is given a special ID card that permits you entrance to the iHub for free. It will have your picture and a QR code on it to scan when you enter/leave, and it will be tied to your “member profile” on the site. This level of membership permits one entry into the iHub

The catch on the green card is this, if we get too many people coming in at certain times of the week giving us capacity problems, we’ll likely need to institute a cap on the number of days, or peak-days, per week per person.

Red Membership

Green members are eligible to apply for red membership. However, we are currently not open to any applications at the moment.

Vetting Process and Open Day

There will be a vetting process for the registered members to determine who will be accepted as green members. We will announce the green members sometime in August. In the meantime, we invite you to an open day at the iHub on Saturday the 31st of July 2010 from 10.00 a.m – 3.00 p.m.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

  • Linda at 21:53:55PM Sunday, July 25, 2010

    When is the vetting process?which day?

  • iHub: Open for Membership at 20:27:01PM Monday, July 26, 2010

    [...] Take note, however that getting a red or green pass that allows you access to the facility itself will not be just as simple as applying and being accepted, you will have to go through a ‘vetting process’. Read more on the ihub blog… [...]

  • Rose at 13:01:09PM Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    What about non-developers e.g Net engineers who are interested in contributing to this initiative?

  • Isaiah at 06:10:11AM Saturday, August 21, 2010

    This is very interesting. I would like to join

  • Applications for Green Membership Now Open!! *iHub_ at 03:10:39AM Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    [...] the 27th of September 2010. For more details about membership and the vetting process, please check here. Thanks the *iHub_ [...]

  • Kalekachali at 03:40:45AM Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    good stuff.

  • Bernard at 16:56:57PM Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    I was a white member and was sent a link to join green membership on my e-mail, but when i clicked on it it only replied to me a blank iHub email, which happened twice. I dint see any details and so i thought i ad qualified for green membership, what is my status please?

  • Welcoming the First Green Members *iHub_ at 11:45:15AM Monday, October 18, 2010

    [...] (Membership types explained, basically, Green means that you can walk in and use the facility for free.) [...]


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