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iHub By Jessica Colaço / March 7, 2011

6 Finnish ICT companies @iHubNairobi


Finpro is an association founded by Finnish companies. Their aim is to guarantee that Finnish small and medium size companies have access to high quality, comprehensive internationalization services around the world. There are six innovative and award winning Finnish ICT companies that are looking for business partners in Kenya in a project that is funded by World Bank and Nokia among others.

Finpro and iHub will facilitate a round table discussion at iHub with Kenyan company representatives from the iHub community and Finnish CEOs of these ICT companies on the 7th of March 2011 from 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm. The objectives of this meetup are to discuss:

  • General understanding on how the ICT industry is being promoted and incubated at iHub and mLab
  • General exchange of views on how the Finnish ICT industry could contribute to Kenyan ICT industry – what are the potential areas of collaboration and areas of growth in Kenyan ICT industry
  • Networking to establish new contacts and exchange ideas within the business communities.

A list of the Finnish companies and the Kenyan companies will be provided later this week on our blog.

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:

  • Jonathan Marks at 12:13:01PM Wednesday, March 9, 2011

    Just back from a trip to Helsinki myself. Its great to hear that Nokia is thinking outside the box again. They definitely need a new strategy at the moment.

  • Mikul Shah at 12:03:36PM Thursday, March 10, 2011

    Didn’t manage to make it to the event. Is there a possibility to get further details on the companies?


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