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iHub By Jessica Colaço / November 8, 2011

Venture Capital Office Hours with Sean Smith


Have you wondered how your business or ideas might fit with Venture Capital funding?  Interested in learning more about how VC’s work, what they look for in a business and what you need to do to get funded?  If so, Sean Smith of Invested Development will be holding office hours at the iHub every other Friday.
Come by to pitch, share your thoughts or just ask questions.  Sean is hoping to shed more light on early stage venture capital for iHub members interested in exploring the Venture-backed route.  As always, he is on the lookout for talented teams and individuals to fund. Thirty minute appointments can be scheduled on this calendar.  Feel free to make an appointment now and swing by to chat.  VC Office Hours begin this Friday, November 11th.

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:

  • BEDAD at 21:15:10PM Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    One on one appointments…WOW! This should be interesting.

  • Leena at 10:37:39AM Wednesday, November 9, 2011

    Is it only for Ihub members?

  • Tosh at 16:14:47PM Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Nope! This is not only for iHub members. You can book an appointment with Sean through the calendar shared in the post.

  • Anne Mwithiga at 21:48:48PM Friday, November 11, 2011

    Can i meet Sean Smith on 18th, Nov 2011?

  • Tosh at 15:35:29PM Saturday, November 12, 2011

    Hi Anne,

    You’ll have to check on the availability on this date. Please see the appointment calendar here:


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