Mr. Kenneth Marete, who was among students in the first wave of training advices applicants for this course to “be open minded, be ready to be entrepreneurs, and to revisit programming languages such as Java”. Mr. Marete has a BSC in Computer Science from Makerere University. Through the m:lab East Africa training, Mr. Marete came up with more than three mobile applications including a nutrition app - providing personalised nutrition advice, an sms backup app service - for backing up crucial and important SMSes on a remote server, and an Android Applications Programmable Interface (API) to enable users share resources on one click of a button. Mr. Marete also co-founded a company called Glosoft Group with which he intends to actualise his entrepreneurship ambitions.
Another past trainee Ms. Nyambura Muhia says, “I have been trained on how to think not only like a developer but also as an entrepreneur. I've learnt how to create applications and how I can earn money from these applications”. She adds, “I have also learnt how to create applications that can satisfy the end user through the extensive user experience (UX) training.” Ms. Muhia co-founded Techne Craft Solutions Ltd in 2011. One of the company’s products was M-ARV, a mobile application to help remind people living with HIV&AIDS on taking Anti Retroviral (ARV) Medication. M-ARV was a finalist in the Pivot 25 mobile apps. competition and conference of 2011.