Ken Banks (FrontlineSMS) Part 1

No doubt if you have some interest in mobile technology or ICT4D you have heard of FrontlineSMS, the SMS platform that makes it really simple to use mobile phones as a means of gathering field data or running SMS campaigns. By leveraging basic tools already available to most NGOs — computers and mobile phones — […]

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iHub launching today!

The iHub (incubation hub) will be launching officially today. The official opening will take place at the ihub ( see the Google Map – the building is directly opposite Uchumi ngong road on the map. It’s called ‘Bishop Magua Center’; 4th floor) from 5.30 t0 8.30pm. We’ll be there to cover the ongoings. If you […]

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Africa Youth Innovation Award

Youth  between the ages of 14 and 18 in Africa are being challenged to come up with innovative solutions to some problem in their community. The contest has been announced on the Opportunities for Youth (OFY) website: Opportunities for Youth (OFY) is an informative online portal, created for ambitious young people who have a desire […]

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Mobile Monday in Kenya, Uganda

Mobile Monday, a global community of industry visionaries is launching a chapters in Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya. Mobile Monday is a global community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influentials fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets. The network […]

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AfrinCast Episode #7:Future of Africa

We had an impromptu discussion about innovation, creativity, technology and the future of Africa with 3 great minds recently. Jasper Grosskurth: Is from Germany and lives in the Netherlands. He has spent the last few years doing future studies on Africa for http://www.stt.nl/. Basically, he travels around Africa observing the current trends in technology, energy etc and […]

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Animated Film: Khumba

A while back we featured Zambezia, an animated feature film from Triggerfish in South Africa. Triggerfish have begun work on a second film called Khumba. Both Zambezia and Khumba have fan pages on Facebook. Triggerfish has also been nominated for an Cape Film Commission Imbongi Award in the category Excellence in Animation, you can go […]

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AfrinCast Episode #6: Sheraan Amod

We talked with Sheraan Amod from South Africa for the latest edition of AfrinCast. Sheraan Amod is the Co-Founder and CEO of Personera, a global personalized publishing service offering useful print products integrated with Facebook content. He is a winner of the FNB Enablis Launchpad- the biggest small business competition in Africa- and Curator of […]

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Pumping Life into iLab

We recently introduced the iLab or Incubation Lab (listen to the podcast) which is another great development in the up and coming startup scene in Nairobi. iLab is located on the same building (actually, just a hallway away) as ihub. We made a visit to iLab and found Tonee and his ‘cohorts’ cutting up wooden […]

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Accelerating Startup Culture in SA

The startup culture bug is creeping in South Africa. The ‘Silicon Cape Initiative‘ is coming alive as a group of entrepreneurs and funders come together in an attempt to accellerate the growth of a startup community much like Silicon Valley in the Western Cape of South Africa. The basic concept behind the Silicon Cape is: […]

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Nairobi Google Tech User Group

Are you a developer in Nairobi working with Google technology? You’ll be happy about this announcement. A local chapter of the Google Groups is launching in Kenya this Saturday. What is a (Google Technology User Group) GTUG? Google Technology User Groups (GTUGs) are user groups for people who are interested in Google’s developer technology; everything from […]

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