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Mombasa Hackathon By Nailab- Incubation without borders

The Nailab for the first time this weekend will host Mombasa Hackathon with the aim of building a new strong tech community in the coastal region. The event dubbed “Incubation…

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What it takes to get better deals Part 2: – Valuation of a Start up

This is the second part of the series “What it takes to get better deals”  Read part 1 here Once upon a past life, when launching a tech based product,…

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Uwezo Fund Is a Bad Idea, Create Investment Wing For Proper Funding

The challenges of getting Funding on the Tech Scene in Kenya has been discussed at length and we are still doing series on the whole process. The likes of 88mph,…

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Tech Start-ups Part1: What it takes to get better deals

The spotlight over Dimension Data’s acquisition of AccessKenya at Kshs 3 billion has demonstrated that contrary to the myth shared of tech in Kenya, there is monetary reward in our…

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Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 Announces USD 150 000 Prize for Innovative African Solutions

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced the call for entries for the 2014 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) . The  Prize, presented annually since 2012, aims at encouraging innovations that…

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Start-ups Funding: -Applications now open for The GrowthHub’s 2nd Accelerator Program 2013

This week, there has been high profile discussion led by Ory Okolloh (@kenyanpundit) about the local Africans not able to secure the Funding for their tech business as compared to…

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InfoDev and Afrilabs to Launch East Africa Virtual Incubation Pilot Program

InfoDev and Afrilabs will this Friday launch East Africa Virtual Incubation pilot program. The  event will be held at the iHub from 5-7 pm on January 25th . This project…

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NikoHapa in Partnership with Blankets & Wine to Provide Customer Feedback

I am starting to love this, the year of partnerships for the start-ups in Kenya.  We talked about  Pesapal partnering with Orange Kenya the other day and now it is…

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Nine Things You should Know About 88mph

Since  I wrote the post about 88mph, there has been a lively debate with some people criticizing my article and others agreeing with it .   Some termed the article poorly…

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It is a Burning House at 88mph- Reason why Local Capital is urgently needed

Kenyan tech space is a study in contradiction. There are those who believe that it is hyped and people should take a chill pill while there are those who believe…

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Innovation Prize for Africa, Still calling for more entries

There is still space for you to submit your project for next year Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA)  Awards. The IPA prize honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing…

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Iroko Partners raises $2million funding from Swedish Venture Capital

Iroko Partners, Nigeria based  online distributor of Noliwood movies and music startup  has raised  $2 million. This is coming just three months after it  raised $8 million round of funding…

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The GrowthHub Ready to Invest USD 100,000 pre-committed capital on two Startups in Kenya

GrowthAfrica entered into a partnership with Village Capital to run a program dubbed Village Capital Nairobi program @ The GrowthHub. The Program will run for 20 weeks from August –November…

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Samsung Kenya is Ready to Support Local Startups developing for Android Platform

Samsung Electronics, has reiterated its corporate plans to support local Mobile Web Application developers to access the global market. Samsung will provide support to local developers deploying their applications on…

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Tell me again what is the work of Energy Regulatory Commission ?

Brace yourself for the super inflation on the prices of the consumer goods and services..But before that help me understand the work of ERC?  The fuel prices were increased by …

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Gatumia Gatumia of Recon Digital is the winner of the Chase Bank Enablis ILO Business Competition 2011

33 year old Gatumia Gatumia,  who runs a digital animation company called Recon Digital emerged the overall winner in the 2011 business plan competition. He walked away with Kshs. 500,000…

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Chase Bank, Anablis to Unveil the best Emerging Entrepreneur

The Best 100 finalists in the Chase Bank Enablis ILO Business Plan competition are attending a boot camp at the Inoorero University to enhance their entrepreneurial abilities. This is in…

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Fire Award to Celebrate 10 Years of Existence

The Financial Reporting (FiRe) Award Celebrates 10 years of existence in acknowledging and rewarding excellence in financial reporting. This will be at a Gala Dinner on 18thOctober 2011 at KICC,…

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Tandaa Digital Content Grant Shortlist will be announced on October 10th 2011

The review of 795 proposals received for the Tandaa Digital Content Grant is still on going. The ICT Board has confirmed that they will announce the shortlist in a week’s time…

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Financial Markets Tweeters

Kenyans tweeting on financial markets live is a bit rare but we have managed to compile a list of kenyans worth following as they tweet live on issues in financial…

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Orange African Social Venture Prize.

The project aims at rewarding ventures using technology for development purposes. The African Social Venture Prize will reward three projects or enterprises addressing needs of the ‘bottom of pyramid’ market…

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Nokia’s new B2B Care Centre Launched

Nokia recently launched a new B2B Care Centre. The company states that a great perk of the care centre is that it enables business partners to drop off their phones…

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British American IPO, more information

Taking their interaction with bloggers and their online marketing further I received an email recently from a British American representative. It outlined that the Capital Markets Authority (“CMA”) has approved…

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British American Engages Bloggers in IPO Launch Event

British-American Investments Company Limited is a diversified financial services Group that was established in 1965 in Kenya. The company offers a wide range of Insurance and Asset Management services to…

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Whive and its significance to your marketing

[youtube]71AaRS5WLrA[/youtube] We interviewed John Karanja of Whive and here is what he had to say about Whive and its significance to Kenyan mobile marketing. You have 5 Social Media Applications that…

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Getting venture capital is not the point

“The goal isn’t to get money from a VC, just as the goal isn’t to get into Harvard. Those are stepping stones, filters that some successful people have made their…

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10 Facts about Pivot 25

Here are the facts about Pivot25: The 25 companies are meant to pitch to the investors, Media personalities and Tech Industry big shots.  Meaning that the others who are not…

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An event to look forward to in June: Pivot 25

Pivot 25 is the first East African Mobile Developer Challenge. The competition is backed by government and private stakeholders in the industry and is an initiative of mLab. The prize…

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Zege Technologies Represents Kenyan Innovation at AU Conference in Ethiopia

African youth make a substantial amount of the continent’s population. Despite the numerous challenges that they face, there are many youth who are determined to put their continent on the…

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Social Media in Business for Kenya & Africa

Hello Folks, here is a short presentation I first did for Small and Medium sized businesses in Nairobi at the Bridging Staff seminar in August 2010. I have updated it…

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