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iHub By Jessica Colaço / April 20, 2012

iHub Green Members show and tell


Early this year, the iHub Advisory Board met with the iHub managers to discuss the future direction of the space and what our focus should be for the coming year.

One key takeaway  from this meeting was the need for the advisors, community and the iHub team to understand more on what the green members are doing.

To this end, We resolved to put together a schedule for each of the 250 green members to do a 5-minute presentation, followed by a 5-min Q&A. This will be done by a quorum of the iHub Advisory Board, as they’re the ones who make the final decision on who gets and retains membership. It will also be in front of the other community members who would like to attend so that there is a better understanding in the community of what each of us do.

Every fortnight, we will have only 6 presentations from the green members. You can begin booking your slot for the 5-minute presentations that will happen biweekly, every second Monday evening from 6pm to 7pm by making an appointment on this calendar. In addition to making the reservation, please download a light template here that you will use for your presentation.

The first show and tell will happen on Monday the 30th of April

You aren’t required to give up competitive details, this is more for you to give the iHub advisory board and the community an overview of what you’re working on, how the iHub is helping with that, and where the gaps are that you need assistance.

Kindly note that all green members are required to do these presentations. The green memberships will be reviewed in the next few months so if you don’t do this, you will lose your green membership.

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:

  • William at 23:45:57PM Saturday, April 21, 2012

    This was long overdue. Let’s now get the real Green members doing stuff that is constructive.

  • Michael Pedersen at 10:16:51AM Monday, April 23, 2012

    There are no appointment slots available until 25 Jun 2014

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