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iHub By Jessica Colaço / March 17, 2011

Fireside chat with John Waiboichi CEO, Virtual City


John is the CEO at Virtual City a Mobility Solutions Company specializing in Supply Chain Automation, Knowledge Management and Interactive Solutions. He has over 10 years of experience in the technology industry launching VirtualSat and Virtual Mobile. VirtualSat is an Internet Service Provider and IP Solutions Systems Integration Company and Virtual Mobile is a Mobile Products Distribution and Cashless Transaction Services Company. He holds a Bsc. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and is passionate about Entrepreneurship, New Technologies and Management Practices.

Last year in September, Virtual City won the Nokia Innovation Challenge Award – beating companies from 54 different countries to emerge the best – effectively banking $1M (equivalent of Ksh 80 Million). John Waibochi attributed the success to dedicated service borne of innovation.

“We have developed an application that enables distributors and retailers to sell in the market using the Nokia mobile phones for their sales, deliveries and taking orders and we have gone further to help them be able to collect their cash,”  said Mr. Waibochi.

On Thursday the 24th of March 2011 from 6pm – 7.30pm, Nokia and the iHub are proud to host John for our March Fireside chat. Please RSVP here.

Below is a video snippet of John on the Bench with Jeff Koinange.

Do you have any questions for John? If yes, please fill in this form below:


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:

  • ANthony Kahonge at 16:11:50PM Thursday, March 17, 2011

    INNOVATION indeed lives in Virtual City :-)

  • Alan at 23:34:40PM Tuesday, March 22, 2011

    Innovation? Nokia? Meh.

  • Carolyne Muchai at 10:19:58AM Thursday, March 24, 2011

    Virtual City, here I come

  • njuguna Patrick at 16:14:49PM Thursday, March 24, 2011

    am rite in town

  • njuguna Patrick at 16:15:54PM Thursday, March 24, 2011

    cnt afford to miss virtual city


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