Countrywide Hubs Annual General Meeting

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On 19 December 2020, In his capacity as Chairman of Association of Countrywide Innovation Hubs, David chaired last year’s meeting bringing together 26 member hubs to take stock of key achievements. Top of this was the successful The Great Covid -19 Innovation Challenge in collaboration with Konza Technopolis, an increase of membership to 26, and […]

The Hub in the Wild

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Sandwiched between Tsavo East and Tsavo West national park is a new technology hub that is raising the technology profile of Voi town. SoteHub , founded in 2010 from the Sote ICT project has been offering business training to students and startups in Taita Taveta county. A few weeks ago, Frank Tamre, Collins Oduor, and […]

Our Approach at Sote Hub Is to Slowly Nurture Startups Already at Rural Secondary Schools

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Our Approach Most startup hubs and investors try to headhunt for the great teams of highly skilled individuals with a proven track record and possession of some “secret sauce”. Our approach is quite different– we strive for a more inclusive and patient philosophy that can be defined as “anti-moonshots and anti-quick wins”. We want to […]

GOVERNMENTS CAN DO MORE

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One of Kenya’s best known tech investors Ory Okollo co founder of Ushahidi has offered a counter opinion on the clamour for entrepreneurship and innovation in Africa. “You can’t entrepreneur around bad leadership, we can’t entrepreneur around bad policy,” Okolloh said. She was speaking at the Quartz Africa Innovator’s summit last week. I can’t agree […]