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iHub By Jessica Colaço / February 21, 2011

Celebrating our Community

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From organizing fireside chats with some of the most successful CEOs in Kenya, to simply providing a space where techies and creatives can work from, network and just hangout, the iHub Nairobi was born one year ago and will be celebrating its first anniversary on March the 11th. It has been a great year with so many exciting activities, none of which would be possible without our members! Because of this, our celebration comes with a special theme: “Celebrating the Community”.

Over the next couple of weeks, we would like to shift the focus from only celebrating the existence of the space to also celebrating how far we’ve come as a community. From when we all first met to this day when we rely on one another to co-work and deliver ingenious innovations together.

To make true our theme of celebrating the community, we would like to involve the community that has been growing over the last one year in a number of different things. Some that will be announced as we count down the days but to start us off is this Twibbon page to show your support for the iHub!

Please also tweet with the tag #iHubNrbi1st to tell us what your thoughts have been for the last one year and some of the things you would like to see happen in the future!

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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  • Onward – The Ushahidi Blog at 11:03:39AM Monday, February 28, 2011

    [...] with the iHub as the connector and incubator, this is something we will be celebrating as the 1 year anniversary comes up; and committed to working on in the coming year. In a few days, we will be launching a community [...]


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