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iHub By Jessica Colaço / September 20, 2010

What a TEDx weekend and weekstart!!!


On Saturday the 18th of September 2010 the fantabulous TEDxNairobi team (shown below) organised the 2nd TEDxNairobi event at the Louis Leakey Auditorium. The theme for this year was Green City in the Sun which and indeed in all its splendour it was a truly remarkable event.

The TEDxNairobi team assembled of line up of incredible speakers such as Dr. Ceasar Mwangi, Dr. James Nyoro, Julie Gichuru, Dr. Laila Macharia,  among others… Here are some memorable qoutes from some of the speakers:

“Rebrand what is modern and cool and represents development ” – Dr. Laila Macharia

“We need to embrace Africa’s environmental competitive advantages, as well as technology” – Julie Gichuru

“We need to use ICT as an enabler of development, not just as a service.” Dr. James Nyoro

“To build a sustainable economy, we have to make sustainable choices based on VALUES” – Dr. Ceasar Mwangi

Here are some incredible pictures and stay tuned to the site for the videos. :) What a TEDx Weekend.

In other news, what a TEDx Weekstart – TEDxChange, all happening Nairobi’s Premier Innovation Hub – *iHub_ . Here is a recap of the talks that were streamed lived at the iHub.


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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  • Jackson Musau at 07:25:23AM Saturday, September 25, 2010

    Was a Great Event!

    My recommendation for the next round would be to have a ‘mini Expo’ say from 10.00 – 13.00 on the material day. People could hire small desks to showcase their ideas. There are just too many ‘GREEN ideas’ out here, you will be shocked.

    Good Job!


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