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iHub By Jessica Colaço / December 17, 2010



It has been a fruitful two months since we launched the first bunch of green members and as we had promised earlier, we have reopened the application process afresh. All White members are eligible to apply for Green Membership. Once you signed up, you received an email to activate your account. If you haven’t activated then please do so to be able to apply. The second round of successful green members will be announced on the first week of January 2011.

Please note that:

  • You must complete your applications with details at each stage. Please avoid One liners.
  • You must upload a true picture of yourself.
  • Make sure your application is as detailed as possible

There are limited spaces available. This application process will continue until the 31st of December 2010.

Click here to apply

More about the *iHub_ Membership

Membership is open to those who are in the tech field – programming, design or research. Upon acceptance, one is given a special ID card that permits one entrance to the *iHub_ for free. There are three levels of membership:

These are people who wish to be part of the *iHub_ community virtually as they cannot be physically present. They will be part of the online community and members within the *iHub_ will be able to interact with them via our Membership Site. White members can apply for green membership.

It is for anyone who meets the basic pre-requisites with additional information on projects. It is free and  gives you the ability to hang out, have meetings, surf the web and work on projects with others in a great environment.

The Red Card membership grants you a semi-permanent desk, a locker and priority on the meeting room space. Currently, we have 10 spaces available at any one time, and these Red Card seats will go for about Ksh.10, 000 per month.

These Red Card seats are “semi-permanent” spaces as we want these Red Cards to be open and usable by more than the first dozen who get to them. Our plan is to set a time limit on them of 3-6 month intervals, thereby giving others access to a more permanent space at the iHub.

Anyone with a green card can apply for a Red Card, but know that preferential treatment is given to people/teams who can prove concrete progress towards a specific project or product’s goals.

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:

  • Njuguna at 07:43:16AM Friday, December 17, 2010

    I love this

  • JB at 06:57:35AM Saturday, December 18, 2010

    Hi what av got to offer to the guys in CCNA field.

  • Everlyne at 10:03:02AM Tuesday, December 21, 2010

    How about software testing?

    Don’t you guys think we need to prioritize software quality for us to get good market reports?

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  • Ngash at 09:42:33AM Friday, January 7, 2011

    When do you think we can apply next?

  • Jessica Colaco at 11:27:35AM Friday, January 7, 2011

    Hi Ngash may be in another 6 months…

  • omondi abudho at 22:23:16PM Saturday, January 29, 2011

    Hi Jessica,
    I missed my Green Card application :-( When is the next bunch? Anyway i am interested in hosting a series of Behance Meetups for creatives at iHub…. can talk about the possibility of this?


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