The Nairobi-based hub has just celebrated five years. It serves as a central locus for the region's tech community, bringing together everyone from entrepreneurs and hackers to investors and advisors. In spite of iHub's expansion into research, incubation, and testing, Hersman maintains that the organization's core focus remains building a tech community.
Is there a distinct tech culture in Kenya that can be exported?
There are tech entrepreneurs here who are exporting their products and services not just in Africa but to the rest of the world. We have people at Craft Silicon, PesaPal and Cellulant who have been doing this for a number of years.
Kenya is one of those places that is blessed with people who are really entrepreneurial. Tie the entrepreneurial spirit with the right technology and you get something that has very few physical barriers, where we can easily export our stuff around the world because of the Internet. Read more. Source | All Africa