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‘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 […]

The m:lab Wins Impact Economy Innovations Grant

Mlab East Africa (m:lab) is among the seven organizations that won the Rockefeller Foundation and the Tony Elumelu Foundation‘s Africa Impact Economy Innovations Fund (IEIF).As a fund administered by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the IEIF provides capital for entrepreneurs with projects that create jobs in underserved sectors. The IEIF also supports proposals geared […]

Marketing and PR with Patricia Mbatia on Monday 2nd Dec from 3pm

Being involved in a startup means that at some point you will need to go and sell your product to your target market. However technology is not a prerequisite for business success, but marketing is. Patricia Mbatia, one of Kenya’s better known marketers will be holding a session on Marketing and PR at the iHub on […]

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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