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Culture Shift

iHub By Jessica Colaco / March 12, 2012

Culture [Shift]: Digital tools for the creative and cultural economy – A Hackathon for Creatives and Developers Alike

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What do you get when you put leading digital innovators, creative practitioners and a whole lot of entrepreneurial energy in a room together for 48 hours in four cities across Africa? We don’t yet know… but we predict some incredible ideas, lasting relationships, and seriously investable solutions for challenges faced

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iHub By Jessica Colaco / March 12, 2012

Hub Ventures is Looking for “Change the World” Startups

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Hub Ventures, the San Francisco-based startup accelerator focused on funding entrepreneurs “building a better world,” is the newest member of the TechStars network. The official announcement of its TechStars affiliation will be made next week. For those unfamiliar, the organization’s 12-week program provides companies with typical accelerator benefits like seed

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#140Friday

Uncategorized By Leo Mutuku / March 10, 2012

#140friday – Tech Debate Beyond 140 Characters.

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Yesterday morning, the Nailab, an ICT Business Incubation Lab based in Nairobi, hosted the 140 Friday. This forum, whose tag line was “tech debate beyond 140 Characters” was moderated by Larry Madowo and chaired by a guest panel consisting of: Dr. Bitange Ndemo,  Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication

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Ericsson Application Awards

Uncategorized By Jessica Colaco / March 9, 2012

Ericsson Application Awards 2012 Winners Announced

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The regional “Apps for Africa 2012” competition, sponsored by Ericsson in partnership with former joint venture Sony Ericsson (now Sony) and Google, has given top honors to an app combining social elements, mobile money, and an event scheduler. The winning idea from AfroSilicone, ‘Funkies’, allows users to stay up to

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iHub By Jessica Colaco / March 6, 2012

Gates Grand Challenges Explorations

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Many people in the developed world are aid weary. They know billions of dollars go into aid, and yet the problems never seem to go away. This leads them to question if the money ever gets to where it is needed, and even then, if it is used wisely. The

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