Andela, BRCK & iBizAfrica Sponsor 3rd Edition of Startup Weekend Education, Nairobi

Nairobi Startup Weekend

Nairobi Startup Weekend


A team of software developers, engineers and technologists who are from Africa and live here have a long history of building things, such as Ushahidi, Crowdmap and the iHub. The BRCK was designed and prototyped in Nairobi, Kenya. We wanted a connectivity device that fit our needs, where electricity and internet connections are problematic both in urban and rural areas. BRCK Education an arm of the company provides a holistic education technology solution that turns every classroom into a digital classroom. Our vision is to enable millions of children in schools across emerging markets to access digital educational tools for better learning.


Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers on the African continent, shape them into technical leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders.


@iBizAfrica business incubator carries out the Entrepreneurship and Incubation theme of @iLabAfrica. @iBizAfrica seeks to provide a nurturing environment that builds on the potential of the youth to develop ICT solutions and businesses that work for the common good in society.


The event is also supported with various partners are: Techweez, SPIRE, Fuse Catalysts , Eneza Education and MyBizMarketer

Meet the Awesome Startup Weekend Education Nairobi Jury

Robert Yawe

Deputy Chairman Education Board of Management for Kongoni Primary School

The board of management is a new entity setup by the Ministry of Education to improve the running of state owned schools. Its responsibilities include academic performance, staffing, infrastructure maintenance and improvement and finance.

Carol Kimari

CEO – Spark Accelerator, Kenya

The Spark* Accelerator is an experience that many of the entrepreneurs refer to as ‘life-changing’. Your brain will hurt. You will laugh. You may even cry! In five days you will move to a whole new level of effectiveness as an entrepreneur. Your startup will become super focused, you will be better equipped to change the lives of people living in poverty, your business model will be way stronger, you will be a better entrepreneur, you will be better at raising cash, making deals, getting impact and getting sh#t done!

Jamie Martin

Founding Member – Cape Town Edtech Cluster

Jamie, a former Special Adviser to the UK Secretary of State for Education has specialised on education for the Boston Consulting Group in London and the Middle East, and worked in venture capital focused on African education companies. He’s currently setting up an incubator aimed at spurring greater innovation in education and skills development in the Western Cape and also across South Africa and the wider continent

Nelly Aluanga

Head of Prep School – Rusinga Schools, Nairobi

Prep School offers the British National Curriculum and caters for pupils aged 6-11 years. The Prep School Section consists of Key Stage 1 for ages 5 – 7 Years and Key Stage 2 for ages 7 – 11 Years. Curriculum delivery is child- Centred, Skill- based and focuses on the holistic development of the individual child.

Wangari Kabiru

YEES! Program Champion

The Young Enterprise Education in Schools! (YEES!) Program aims to Create The Next Generation of Africa’s Entrepreneur Citizen Leaders Now “Futurepreneurs Now! by working with kids to build 1 Million young enterprises, in turn 1 Million young ideas and 1 Million young opportunities to learn.

You don’t want to miss out, get your ticket here or here. Drop us an email: [email protected] should you have any queries!