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m:lab By Jessica Colaço / July 22, 2011

Wireless Wednesday Event with Gustav Praekelt


The m:lab will host Gustav Praekelt, the founder of Praekelt Consulting and the Praekelt Foundation for Wireless Wednesday, 27th July 2011.

Gustav Praekelt is the founder of Praekelt Digital – a company that develops mobile solutions for emerging markets. He co-founded one of the early digital interactive studios in Africa and was its technical director for 10 years.

Praekelt Consulting works with the profit making industry to provide creative solutions such as TV on mobiles, advertising, amongst other solutions requested by clients.

His belief in the power of mobile phones to transform Africa inspired him to establish the Praekelt Foundation – a technology incubator that develops robust, highly scalable mobile solutions for social good. Praekelt Foundation programmes have reached over 50 million people across 15 countries in Africa.

The event will begin from 12 noon till 1.30 pm at the m:lab balcony and is intended to be a focus group discussion between the m:lab incubatees, the *iHub_ community and industry stakeholders.

This is designed to make the discussion meaningful and practical to the participants and as such, the event is invite only. To get an invite, email me on

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:

  • Samuel K Itotia at 13:01:00PM Sunday, July 24, 2011

    You guys are doing a good job..I am app developer using windows phone platform and i am proposing you start doing webcasts so that guys like me who is out coutry can get a chance to interact successfully.

  • Simeon Oriko at 08:19:44AM Monday, July 25, 2011

    Samuel, thanks for the kind words. We’re working on getting the events recorded and put up as a webcast a little later. However, you can still participate through mLabsWorld. Please take a look here:


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