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Nairobi's Innovation Hub (iHub): promoting tech innovation in Kenya and East Africa

Published on April 09, 2015

The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub's investment and technology team recently engaged with the management of one of the most popular, if not the most popular, innovation hub in Africa - Nairobi's iHub.

The iHub has for the past 5 years been instrumental in shaping and promoting the tech startup ecosystem in Kenya. Founded by the team that brought us the world-renowned Ushahidi crisis mapping platform, iHub has been a catalyst for the tech community in Kenya and East Africa, showing positive impact across the entire continent. 

iHub has been instrumental in attracting foreign investor interest in Kenya's technology sector. As we blogged last week, Kenya is counted amongst the top destinations for Venture Capital in early-stage technology companies, ranked amongst the likes of Nigeria and South Africa.

In fact, according to a report by venture investment facilitation company VC4Africa, Kenya led the way attracting the highest total investment in early-stage tech companies in 2014.

The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub is looking forward to engaging with the iHub and other players in the tech community across East Africa to promote investment in local technology companies.