iHub Community

Membership Plans

The iHub offers three types of membership: white, green and red with the major difference being with the work environment and space availability.

White Membership

This is for anyone who would like to be part of the iHub community virtually as they cannot be physically present for several reasons. It could be that they are too busy in school or at work to make use of the iHub space, or that they live far away from the iHub. White members can be based anywhere in the world and can apply for green membership or red membership.

White Member Benefits

  • Post on jobs board
  • Receive weekly newsletter
  • Free use of the space once a week for Nairobi residents and for a week for members based outside of Nairobi. After that, white members will have to pay KES.1000 a day
  • Invitation to select closed iHub events

White Membership is Free

Free use of the iHub space one day each week

Free use of the iHub space once a week for Nairobi residents and for one full week for members based outside of Nairobi. After that, white members will be required to pay KES.1000 to use the iHub space for each extra day.

Green Membership

Green membership is for anyone who would like to make use of the iHub space and use it as their base as they work on exciting and innovative projects. Green members are looking to connect with other members of the iHub with different skill sets, which they require to see their project succeed. They are working to get their project to grow to where they have a minimum viable product or service and is ready for scaling.

Only white members can apply for green

Green Member Benefits

  • Receive weekly newsletter
  • Post on jobs board
  • Full access to the iHub Space for work related events
  • Publicly viewable web profile
  • Office hours with the iHub team
  • Access to restricted iHub events
  • Get server space for application testing
  • Access to the iHub Cluster for HPC work
  • Opportunity to lead an iHub show & tell session about your current project
  • Access to iHub library

Registration Benefits

After six months all green members will default back to white members. Green Members can extend their registration for another six months

How to Apply

Registration for Green/Red Members is a continuous process, we have a max capacity of 80/15 Green/Red Members in the space. Registered White members will receive a notification when there are openings. Once the Green Membership registration is open you will fill out the form and we will get back to you to confirm the interview date.

Green membership applicants will meet with some of the iHub team members. This will give the applicant a chance to learn more about green membership and the iHub community. We find that nothing can truly replace that face to face interaction especially for an applicant when determining if you really want to be part of the iHub community.

Red Membership

Red membership is for anyone who has a minimal viable product and is now ready to scale. They are probably looking for a permanent base and are beginning to grow their team.

Green members get first refusal for red membership as it becomes available, but ultimately red membership is for anyone who can prove concrete progress towards their project or product goals.

Red Member Benefits

  • Post on jobs board
  • Full access to the iHub Space for work related events
  • Publicly viewable web profile
  • Office hours with the iHub team
  • Access to restricted iHub events
  • Semi-permanent desk
  • Locker
  • Subsidised rates on meeting room space
  • Access to printer and photocopier
  • Get server space for application testing
  • Access to the iHub Cluster for HPC work
  • Opportunity to lead an iHub show & tell session about your current project
  • Access to iHub library

How to Apply

Registration for Red Members is a continuous process, we have a max capacity 15 Red Members in the space. Registered White and Green members will receive a notification when there are openings. Once the Red Membership registration is open you will fill out the form and we will get back to you to confirm the interview date.

Red membership applicants will meet some of the iHub team members and one of the current red members. This will give applicants a chance to speak to the progress that their project or product has made. It will also allow applicants to hear first hand from other red members about how red membership has worked for them.