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iHub By Jessica Colaço / November 30, 2010

Creatives Meetup at the *iHub_


Earlier this Month, we met and had our very first creative meet-up brainstorm. This meet-up attracted a good number of creatives living around Nairobi. After quick introductions, we dove into the main agenda that was, if creatives could welcome the idea of a Monthly Creative Meet-up then the group tried to identify some of the activities that we would have during these meet-ups and possibly even, activities outside these Main Monthly meet-ups.

This Friday the 3rd marks our very first official Creatives Meet-up to be held at the *iHub_. We plan to first of all, introducing the idea to the new creatives, talk about the purpose of the meet-up, expound and develop more on objectives for the Meet-up.

The primary objective is to bring together the creatives in town under one roof. We see this group as a synergistic entity that will help all of us with information on the latest creative ideas, software, technology and other issues. We would like to see the group become the catalyst to organize creative talent but it will be impossible to do it alone so we need to band together, first, because creatives are different people. We see the world in shapes, colors and how it touches our emotions and so we need to get together and relate to people that see the world as we do. Second, things are constantly changing in our industry and we need to stay abreast of it.

So if you are interested, Join us this Friday at 5.30 and get to meet the other creatives around town. The meetup is open to everyone but to be able to keep intouch for any upcoming events/sessions, please sign up your email address using this FORM so we can have your contacts.

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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  • designlemon at 02:21:05AM Thursday, December 2, 2010

    This is a fantastic idea, Tosh. Wish I could join in. Will you posting/tweeting for those of us outside Nairobi?

  • Paras Gudka at 15:32:17PM Thursday, December 2, 2010

    Thank you for posting this. I, too, am a creative based in Nairobi and would love to attend this meetup. Do you have a number I could call to confirm my participation and the exact venue?

  • David Muriithi at 07:47:22AM Friday, December 3, 2010

    Great idea. I am a specialist in business training for creative entrepreneurs which we have been along with The British Council across Africa for the past few years. Would you be interested in such an agenda for one of your creative meets???
    davidmuriithi Twitter

  • Brenda at 07:51:31AM Friday, December 3, 2010

    Hey!! The form mentioned above does not allow me to edit :( Is it compulsory to register or can I just show up?

  • Tosh at 13:23:25PM Friday, December 3, 2010

    @Brenda, We have the session open for any Creative to come. The form was just to get emails for future communications.


  • Ngethe Githinji at 09:45:19AM Monday, July 18, 2011

    is the creatives meet up still happening or was this just an old post??

  • Tosh at 09:52:05AM Monday, July 18, 2011

    @Ng’ethe – This is an old post. We got quite busy with stuff here but are putting together creative meetups again. Starting this Friday, check this link:



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