iHub - Tech Incubator in Nairobi
November 20, 2010 10:50 AM   Subscribe

Ushahidi (named after a Swahili word meaning "testimony") (previously) started as a volunteer project to map violence and has developed several crowdsourcing projects, including crowdmap.com. More recently, they have also helped create a tech incubator geekspace in Nairobi, iHub, which opened earlier this year. Another article about iHub with more details about how it works.
posted by rmd1023 (3 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
infoDev is proud to announce the successful bidders to host the African Regional Mobile Application Laboratory as part of the Government of Finland and Nokia program, Creating Sustainable Businesses in the Knowledge Economy program. The mobile apps labs will be focal points run and used by Africans working to increase the competitiveness of innovative enterprises working in mobile content and applications. There will be one lab each in East and Southern Africa where local companies, technologists and experts can collaborate to develop locally relevant applications that meet user demands and build sustainable businesses.

The *iHub consortium, comprising Nairobi’s iHub, eMobilis, the World Wide Web Foundation and The University of Nairobi School of Computing and Informatics, was chosen to host the East Africa lab.
posted by The Lady is a designer at 11:07 AM on November 20, 2010

Frick. I'm in bed with the flu and drugged up to the gills. Mods, please feel free to delete my comments. Turning off the internet now.
posted by jeanmari at 12:50 PM on November 20, 2010

Bookmarking. Thanks for this.
posted by GrammarMoses at 6:00 AM on November 21, 2010

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