Catalyzing the growth of the Kenya tech community

Recapping the iHub Launch

By Erik Hersman
iHub
  Published 04 Mar 2010
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(Pics above by Njeri (KenyanPoet), see them here: a lot of great pictures.)

First off, a HUGE thank you to everyone in the Nairobi tech community for coming out and making this even such a big success. It was a true cross-section of our community, and was great to see so many of the movers and shakers in this space together at one time.

Volunteers and Tonee Ndungu the MC

We had quick addresses from organizations in support of the iHub, including Google Kenya, Microsoft East Africa, Nokia Research Lab, the Kenya ICT Board, KDN and Zuku. Ory Okolloh and myself, of Ushahidi, gave a quick talk about the iHub, Ushahidi's position in it and a thanks to our funders Omidyar Network and Hivos. A big thanks to Tonee Ndungu for MC'ing and for he and Bart Lacroix of 1% Club allowing us to use the iLAB for staging area next door.

Read about it on blogs by local attendees:

Pictures and Video We'll have some edited videos up shortly, but here are some of the pictures and videos done by the attendees last night.

Joshuan Wanyama of Pamoja Media shot some quality pictures, now up at Africa Knows.

iHub launch pictures

Wilfred Mworia of AfrInnovator did some blogging and also shot some video, here's one of them:

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