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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / September 27, 2010

Mobile Monday turns 10


As Mobile  Monday celebrates its 10 years community collaboration and innovation at Helsinki, Finland, the Kenyan chapter held its monthly meetup at  the iHub where by virtual city presented their project which won the Nokia’s Growth Economy Venture Challenge. Mobile Distributor Solution app which supports small and micro enterprises in emerging markets. The team which includes Thomas Mwanzi  , Conrad Akunga and John Waibochi among others ,received $1 million (USD) in venture capital and a commitment from Nokia to help turn his idea into a business reality.

Shujaa solutions MD,Michael Wakahe presented on his product the shujaa developer platform which gives software developers resources such as test bed, documentation and code sample.

Conrad Akunga gave a tri via to the participants whereby he asked them what was the theme of Nokia 2010 call for innovation?A virtual city shirt was up for grabs.

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:

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