Over the years I have argued that as a country we have to prioritize our local companies and especially start-ups. And there are a number of reports out there that shows how important the small and home-grown ..
If a $1Million (Ksh103 Million) cheque fell on your lap, what would you innovate to change the world? Well, a Bill-Clinton backed fund is challenging innovators from local universities on pitching sessions ..
So the last two days I have been discussing the HPC on my Twitter Time line and some who have not been following keenly have asked me to explain further what is HPC. HPC is acronym for High performance ..
TechCrunch an American news site in conjunction with Facebook, is set to host a competition for 15 African startups after a months-long search for the most promising startups on the continent. Startup ..
MYDAWA, a revolutionary e-health solution has been officially launched into the Kenyan market. The technology based service makes it possible for consumers to purchase high-quality healthcare, ..
How many of you would like to do their shopping online? Of course you can. Jumia has been here for three+ years and counting. We also have Kilimall, and a number of other e-commerce portals. These e-commerce ..
Kenyan digital currency payments startup BitPesa has raised $2.5 million in a new Series A funding round. The startup said the focus of this funding round is to enable further expansion across West and Southern ..
The contestants and judges of BLAZE BYOB TV show were unveiled yesterday at an event held at iHub, a startup incubation facility. For those in the dark, BLAZE BYOB TV show will be a youth entrepreneurship ..
Sendy joined the online taxi hailing space about two months ago. This was a move to diversify from its initial logistics business. Sendy Ride was meant to be an on-demand taxi and motorcycle service. The competition ..
Towards the end of last week Uber entered into a partnership with mobile phone based lender Branch. The partnership is aimed at advancing loans to Uber drivers in Kenya. The loan is meant to help the drivers ..
Airbnb was founded eight years ago. Its main focus or business model for that period was to stand out as the go to place for home and room renting services. Through the platform people could rent out spare ..
The article The differences between Pigiame paid ads and OLX paid ads – is a guest article by Njeri Karanja. —- If you have been looking to cut back your marketing budget and increase your ..
The average Kenyan spends Kshs 600 per month on Airtime. A busy (from the word business) Kenyan on the other hand spends an upward of Kshs 3000 per month on Airtime – that’s a lot of money. ..
Remember TV White Spaces? The Microsoft initiative to bring internet to the masses? Well, It’s on, ladies and gentlemen. Microsoft has been touting the beauty of this technology in ‘Empowering ..
Sometimes your pipes burst, your bulbs have a weird flicker or you just need a good paint job and getting someone to give your walls that glossy finish becomes quite challenging. Many people can relate ..
Afrilabs, a Pan-African technology hub network is organizing to hold a number of city meetups in Africa, among which is Nairobi. These meetups commence on 16th September (tomorrow) and go on till 7th October, ..
I lack words to describe my love for food and particularly meat. Sometimes I think I might have been a carnivore in my previous life. Great love for food comes with great love for the kitchen. I am no chef ..
WhereIsMyTransport is a technology company that wants to transform the transport sector in Africa, both formal and informal. The South African company specifically wants to collate transit data for formal ..
As if the cab-hailing app business wasn’t crowded enough in Kenya, a new player is dribbling their iOS and Android apps to the playing field. Taxi Chap Chap. This new player aims to captivate users with ..
aKoma Media in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation wants talented African writers and creators for a six-month fellowship in Nairobi along with two other African cities: Kigali (Rwanda) and Lagos ..
Creating an outstanding startup could earn you a US VISA Other than all the obvious benefits of nurturing a winning startup, a two-year (extendable) visa to the United States could soon be one of the other ..
Five Kenyan startups sponsored by the ICT Authority to pitch at DEMO Africa Among the thirty African startups set to pitch at DEMO Africa 2016, five Kenya startups got endorsed by the Kenya ICT Authority ..
Jumia to get in the payments processing industry with Jumia Pay I’d say the payments processing industry in Africa, and specifically Kenya has been quiet for a while after the MPesa entry. The industry ..