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Reflections: my first year running the iHub, tech community

My first year full time at the iHub has literally flown by. Indeed when doing something that you enjoy, time does tend to pass by very fast. It was one thing to be somewhat on the periphery of the going ons at the iHub (as an advisor and trustee), but an entirely different thing being here […]

‘NGO’ Money: Really?

I opted not to immediately get into the heated debate that this Wired article sparked and spent some time mulling over this debate. Here are my thoughts. I find the premise that hype around NGO funded apps is stifling innovation in Nairobi rather simplistic, NGO in this case being used as a catch all for any entity that’s not for […]

Affordable business management training at the iHub – December 5th

Education is the next grand challenge. In the recent past, there has been a lot of talk of “Africa Rising”. Yet with all this talk of Silicon Savannah and Africa’s great future, is there still a skills gap that needs to be filled? According to research done by African Management Initiative, the answer is a […]

Startup Showcase: Mateeshoh

Supporting startups is one of the key reasons why the iHub exists, and part of this involves talking about what people and startups in the community are doing. Tosh is a former iHub Community Manager who has launched a startup, Mateeshoh, an online electronic commerce fashion portal that allows one to purchase trendy ‘teeshohs’ (t-shirts in […]

#AskWaikenda at the iHub: as it happened

Last Thursday, the iHub played host to Machel Waikenda who runs #AskWaikenda on Twitter and Facebook every week. This came about as a result of a chance tweet to him asking him when he’d be visiting the iHub. He responded quite fast, asking us to invite him. The idea behind this session was to have […]

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