Is Nairobi the Palo Alto of Africa?

Posted on March 3, 2010


Ground breaking work in the Kenyan Tech Industry is in motion. Enter the Nairobi Innovation Hub (iHub). The idea behind the iHub is described as follows:

The key idea behind iHub is to bring together a larger group of techies under one roof. I believe that if you get enough brilliant people together, they’re going to generate a lot of ideas really quickly, and just as quickly weed through them to keep from working on dead ends.
The idea is to eliminate the problem, sometimes seen today in research for example, where isolated researchers work diligently to solve problems that other researchers have already solved, or perhaps more importantly, that other researchers have shown face insurmountable obstacles and so should be abandoned in favor of other approaches.
The iHub will therefore be a place for people to share ideas; not steal them, where you can call copyright lawyers to talk to techies about their rights, where we can all learn ways to incorporate companies in cost effective ways, where techies can talk to their mentors and where techies can have video conference links from Silicon Valley or India.

Also check out detailed descriptions at WhiteAfrican

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