Report: Nairobi, Cairo, Cape Town, and Lagos among the top emerging Startup ecosystems in the world.

The 2020 Global Startup Ecosystem Report has ranked Nairobi, Cairo, Cape Town and Lagos among the top 100 Emerging Ecosystems in the world. The report released on the 25th of June, 2020 saw the four cities as the only African cities that beat the cut to make it to the list. Cairo was the highest ranked at position (51) followed …

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AFRICA MOBILITY INITIATIVE OPENS CALL FOR STARTUPS WORKING TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY.

The Africa Mobility Initiative through its accelerator program, Africa Transformative Mobility Accelerator (ATMA) is calling startups in the mobility industry to apply to join the accelerator’s 2020 cohort. The open application is LIVE on africamobilityinitiative.com and will run till 31st March 2020. The Africa Mobility Initiative (AMI) is supported by Shell Foundation a UK charity, and the Transformative Urban Mobility …

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What mattered most? Catherine Waigwe’s candor opine

What attracted me most to this program was the unique approach in solving real world problems by applying both user centered design approaches and human centered design thinking methodologies. Being a student, I was a bit skeptical at first, as most of the other PBL innovation fellows are working class citizens in different respectable fields. However, with time I have …

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MLIKA – KENYA’S STARTUP ECOSYSTEM AGENDA

Testimonies have been given of how the Kenyan startup ecosystem is filled up with ‘Compepreneurs’ – (people who pretend to be entrepreneurs but instead are seasoned competitors jumping from one pitch fest to another just to get prize money awards!) The ecosystem now reads from the same page and it has dawned to many that it’s time to get rid …

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HANDS GET DIRTY, IT IS THE PROTOTYPING PARTY!

The curtains are soon being drawn on the Making Innovators November/December Design Thinking edition, currently being held at the University of Nairobi’s, C4DLab. The two weeks double bootcamp today attained its peak. The kids have been empathizing, defining and ideating for quite some time. Today, it was time for the hands to get dirty, their cerebrum had to be tasked …

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M.I KIDS: WE’VE NEVER THOUGHT A BUSTEE LIKE KIBERA EXISTS

Hailing from an affluent society, a society where teens are pampered like infants, a group of young innovators currently undergoing a Design Thinking course at the University of Nairobi’s C4DLab, today got a chance to visit Kenyan rookery, Kibera. The name Kibera always surfaces in the news headlines for all the bad reasons; Electoral bedlam, Insecurity, poor sanitation, shanty housing, …

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IDEATION IN EQUATION, EVERYTHING GOES!

Young Innovators currently undertaking Design Thinking escapade at the University of Nairobi’s technology hub, C4DLab were today immersed into in-depth ideation on their Nov/Dec challenge. The kids who boast of an opportunity and platform to showcase their innovative ideas, to solve some of the challenges facing the African continent, came up with different ideas on their current challenge – Water …

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