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Facebook’s London Accelerator Opens to African Startups For the First Time

Facebook has announced that they are inviting applications for their third edition of their London accelerator program. The company says that this is now...

Kenyan Start-ups Dominate Pangea Application List for Funding

Norwegian accelerator Pangea launched its services in Kenya in January and in that time, the firm has highlighted plans to link start-ups to investors. For last...
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Social Media Possesses Immense Opportunities for Kenyan Startup Funding

Social media has had an unparalleled impact on the world. While the jury is still out on whether the general impact has been positive...

7 Kenyan Startups Make the Cut for DEMO Africa Launch Pad Shortlist

DEMO Africa, a [email protected] initiative that seeks to create new opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa by providing a platform designed to inspire and challenge African...
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Ideal Business and Tech Landscape Leads to a Number of Startups Calling Dubai Home

Not only is Dubai the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, but it has also become one of the fastest growing economic centres...
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5 Important Lessons I’ve Learnt in the Apps Business

The past 11 months have been spent designing, developing and validating our financial application called Shika. Shika is a short term small credit android...

Daktari Popote, a Kenyan Healthcare Consultation App Launches

In 2012, Safaricom partnered with Call-A-Doc in launching a healthcare consultation app called Daktari 1525. The service initially gained traction but not much has...
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How Grant Brooke’s Startup Twiga Foods is Using Tech to Transform Food Retail

What exactly do Twiga Foods do and how are they trying to solve the complex food problem in Africa?

The Global FinTech Hackcelerator is Seeking Grand Solutions in Fintech

The inaugural Global FinTech Hackcelerator has been announced which is a platform for Fintech startups to showcase their solutions.  The hackcelerator, also a Metta opportunity...
Creative economy

Financing Kenya’s Creative Economy

A creative entrepreneur is unlikely to be able to secure a bank loan, interest rates, repayment requirements for high risk startups are a hurdle
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Sunday Sermon: A few Things for Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Founders

Sunday sermon for the 1% I randomly ask entrepreneurs I meet a bunch of questions just to dodge a rehearsed pitch. You know folks will...
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Making Sense of Uber vs. Regular Taxi Hullabaloo in Kenya

It has been all over the news over the last couple of weeks. Regular taxi operators are complaining that Uber cabs are ‘ruining’ their existing...
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Microsoft Launches Affordable Access Initiative to Fund Startups

In continuing with their new mission of "Empowering Everyone in the World to Achieve More", Microsoft today announced a new fund that will empower...
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5 Metrics to Track When Starting Your Business

When starting your business, there are various metrics you need to consider in order to track and measure your progress. Here are the...

Dear Tech Companies, You Need Me More Than You Can Imagine!

So I got a very interesting email last Saturday morning that really got me thinking, which I have to admit is the last thing...

Flopping At An Apps Challenge Strengthened Resolve To Succeed – Henga Systems

  The Kenyan tech scene has been growing over the past few years, with more and more people developing software and mobile applications. This can...

University of Nairobi Launches Accelerator for Innovators

UoN Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi  yesterday launched the Africa Technology and Innovation Accelerator, AFTIA  at the Nairobi Innovation Week being held at University...
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Boresha Takes On The Challenge To Digitize Kenya Primary School Curriculum

The Innovation forum at the KICC presented an interesting forum for startups to showcase their products to the forum attendees. I met Manuel...
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Kenya Startup Ecosystem: What Is The Next Frontier?

The starting point of this article is June 2011 and over the months it is becoming extremely clear to me that this will be...
Pivot East 2014

m:lab East Africa Announces 25 Finalists For Pivot East 2014

The new finalists to compete at the 2014 Pivot East were announced today. These were picked from the 50 semifinalists picked some 3 weeks...

The Nailab in a Drive to Groom Women Leaders in ICT, Preps for Its Next Incubation Cycle

Ukall and Wezatele are 2 companies that have one thing in common, they are both start-ups that have been incubated at the Nailab and...
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Incubator Nailab is the newest Microsoft BizSpark Plus Partner

The Nailab has become a Microsoft Bizspark Plus partner. This places them in a select group of incubators, angel investors and venture funds that...

ESBC bets on East Africa’s growing office-solutions market

The discovery of oil in both Tanzania and Uganda promises economic growth in the East African region. ESBC Limited has noticed the opportunity created...
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Startups graduating from the Nailab Incubation Centre

 Set up as a startup accelerator, the Nailab has helped develop many ideas into viable business ventures. Over the past 12 months they've been...

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