iHub appoints Mary Gicharu as new MD

iHub appoints Mary Gicharu as new MD

The iHub the pioneer tech hub in Kenya and home of Ushahidi and BRCK has announced appointment of Mary Gicharu as the new Managing Director effective May 8, 2017. Ms. Gicharu will continue with the implementation of the strategy and operating model of iHub 2.0. She brings over fifteen years of experience and demonstrated performance from globally respected firms within the U.S. and recently at a Pan-African Bank within Kenya. She is formerly worked for Morgan…

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Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg in Nairobi to visit innovation Hubs

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg in Nairobi to visit innovation Hubs

The Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg has just landed in Nairobi, Kenya after a popular maiden visit to Nigeria in his first Africa tour. After his hugely successful tour of Zuckerberg visited Nigeria’s tech and innovation ecosystem. Some of the  hubs he toured include CcHub, Andela which directly benefitd from the Chan Zuckerberg  Funding. The founder held a Townhall Q&A. Quick Read: Local Start-up Bunifu Beats Odds to Build Kenya’s First Antivirus Mark Zuckerberg is in…

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Twitter, iHub partner to bring the #SmartCityNairobi Hackathon

Twitter, iHub partner to bring the #SmartCityNairobi Hackathon

Twitter and the iHub are announcing the #SmartCityNairobi challenge for the developer community, which will be launched at Nairobi Tech Week.  Participation at Nairobi Tech Week is open to everyone – developers, entrepreneurs, students, government, builders, hackers, the curious, innovators.  will have the chance to participate in a hackathon to create a solution to a problem in Nairobi using Twitter’s API with the support of Twitter’s Developer Relations Team. Quick Read: Kenya Ranked 46th in…

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Juliana Rotich, Former Ushahidi Founder joins Africa Technology Ventures

Juliana Rotich, Former Ushahidi Founder joins Africa Technology Ventures

TED Fellow and former co-founder of Juliana Rotich Ushahidi and iHub who together with Erik Hersman, Ory Okolloh and Daudi Were over saw the innovation and phenomenal growth of Kenya’s first tech hub has announced that she will be joining a venture capital firm. “I am delighted to announce that I will be joining Africa Technology Ventures as Venture Partner.” Said Juliana Rotich in a Blog post on her website. Juliana who at the time…

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