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iHub By Jessica Colaço / March 23, 2011

Applications are officially open for “The Mentorship Program”


Today, we are proud to announce that applications are officially open for “The Mentorship Program”. The  iHub and  the “Skunkworks” Foundation have partnered to run the program over a one year period. “Skunkworks” foundation has a bias on community outreach, while the iHub is an open space for the tech community. This has made it easy for both parties to work together to launch and roll out the mentorship program.
This mentorship program will not only provide business and technology insight to the community, but also give life coaching, that will help the participants to adapt and cope in a fast changing business and technology environment. We seek to create and nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs in Kenya and East Africa to encourage Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the community to enhance social change and development within the tech ecosystem across Kenya and East Africa.

Applications will be live on the mentorship website from the 23rd of March 2011, and the program is open to the technology community within East Africa.  The deadline for first round applicants is 6th April 2011, 11.59 pm (GMT+3), but the website will continue to accept applications from interested candidates.

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:

  • Kevin Kaiguara at 00:04:12AM Monday, March 28, 2011

    One of the best thing about this program is the mentors. I’ve had the chance to talk with Dr. James McFie and I have to say, he is knowledgeable. This is a good idea and a great opportunity. thank you for the chance to better ourselves.

  • Banta Bernard at 07:20:53AM Monday, March 28, 2011

    I’m glad they have started this program.
    We are looking forward to it.

  • martin at 09:16:59AM Monday, March 28, 2011

    Thank you ihub you give me morale in ICT field.

  • Lydia Mnyazi at 19:25:38PM Monday, March 28, 2011

    Am happy to be part of it all.

  • wesley at 21:14:33PM Monday, March 28, 2011

    kudos, does it require one to posses any qualifications

  • jeffrey olwande at 23:08:14PM Monday, March 28, 2011

    i think this is a good idea , motivation for all those who want to move forward in the IT field

  • Stewart Wapwanyika at 11:01:05AM Thursday, March 31, 2011

    I believe this will improve I T infrastructures in east africa and beyond,brilliant move thanks to Ihub

  • Joan at 14:02:11PM Tuesday, April 26, 2011

    Great job. Does it require payment? how much

  • patrick at 12:36:04PM Monday, July 18, 2011

    How to i join the mentor ship program

  • Donnex at 20:47:53PM Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    What a great program! How do i join?

  • chris at 12:55:32PM Monday, August 22, 2011

    kindly send me an application form

  • vink at 13:49:08PM Monday, August 22, 2011

    so so great this time i wanna take part

  • Gidei Oscar at 11:55:07AM Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    an opportunity i had never thought of, i cant afford to miss this.

  • Jane Njoki at 11:14:02AM Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Thank you for this wonderful chance, am looking forward to being a part of the team, and learn more.

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