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Forbes 30Under30 Entrepreneur Launches the First Digital Accelerator in Africa

In an effort to increase exposure of African startups to global investors and resources, Africa Startup Ecosystem announced the launch of the first digital accelerator for the region. The accelerator program begins with a full startup development boot camp covering ideation, product development, marketing, customer acquisition and funding. The boot camp is followed by workshop… Read More »

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Kenya’s traffic app Ma3Route raises $25k pre-seed round

On Wednesday, Kenyan traffic app Ma3Route announced it had raised a pre-seed round of US$25,000 that will help in expansion and addition of new features. The funding came from a group of five investors. Mostly bootstrapped since its launch in late 2012, Ma3Route is a crowdsourcing technology platform that looks to solve mobility issues in… Read More »

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Kenya’s Incubator NAILAB Stages First Ever VC Carousel

On Wednesday, Kenyan-based business incubator Nailab held its first ever VC carousel in a bid to create a direct link between startups to investors. The first of its kind among local incubators and accelerators, the carousel saw entrepreneurs who have gone through the Nailab incubation program, from season 3 through to season 6 and are… Read More »

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Kenya defence Twitter account hacked

The Twitter accounts of the Kenyan defence forces and its spokesman have been hacked by activists protesting about corruption. “All of you who have stolen money #Kenya, we are coming after you,” reads one post. The hacked posts were signed as being from activist group Anonymous. Kenyan military spokesman Major Emmanuel Chirchir often uses Twitter… Read More »

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Cisco urges Kenyan girls to embrace ICT careers

In a bid to encourage Kenyan girls to embrace ICT, Cisco played host to a group of 26 girls aged between 14-18 years. All this took place during an event dubbed ‘Girls in ICT Day’ that was launched in 2010. The 26 girls from various institutions were mentored by representatives from from Global Peace Foundation,… Read More »

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Microsoft goes after SMEs in Kenya using pirated software

Technology firm Microsoft will sue local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and individuals who use pirated versions of its software products in Kenya. The firm said it would take to court SMEs and individuals currently using illegally versions of its Microsoft suite of office and other products. Microsoft Kenya country manager Kunle Awosika said the… Read More »

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IBM Launches Research Lab in Kenya

Yesterday, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) launched its first research laboratory in Africa. The laboratory situated at Catholic University just outside the country’s capital, is IBM’s twelfth research lab in the world and its first commercial lab and represents an investment of more than $10 million in the first two years, with the Kenyan Government… Read More »

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