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Winners of Pivot25 Announced!

The crowd waited with much anticipation last night (June 15, 2011) as evening fell on the successful completion of the two-day “conf-etition” at Ole Sereni Hotel (Nairobi Kenya). Their patience was rewarded when the winners of Pivot25 2011 were announced with great fanfare. Winners of each category received 5,000 USD, a Nokia N8 phone, and […]

Pivot25 Day 2 Fireside Chat on the State of Venture Capital and the African Startup

Pivot25 Day 2 Fireside Chat on the State of Venture Capital and the African Startup Paul Kukubo CEO, Kenya ICT Board Richard Bell CEO, Mwananchi Group Christine Kapkusum-Mbae, Acumen Fund Health and Nutrition Portfolio John Waibochi CEO, Virtual City Richard Bell Q: Why is it so hard to fund start-ups? A: There are currently huge […]

Pivot25 Day 2 Presentation by Ken Mwenda of eMobilis

eMobilis is a mobile dedicated training institution that formed two years ago. eMobilis has a focus on mobile network infrastructure and mobile application software development. eMobilis is focus on entrepreneurship and has enrolled 300 students as well as IT managers.

Google Presentation by Dennis Gikunda, Senior Program Manager for Google, Sub-Saharan Africa

There is a growing middle class in Africa, which means increasingly Africa is becoming a very important market to look at. It is also a very diverse market and to come up with proper products, Google must look at things through the lens of clients.

Pivot25 Day 2 Samsung presentation by Robert Ngeru, Commerial Director East and Central Africa

On the second day of Pivot25, Robert Ngeru, Commercial Director of East and Central Africa, briefly presented the latest news from Samsung including its current largest project, “Samsung Chat,” a free Samsung-to-Samsung device chat service. Samsung focuses on creating solutions for the societies we live in, with a “Build for Africa” theme. The company is supporting many initiatives with local drive and different strategies and is also a big supporter of m:Lab and other local universities.

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