Week 13: How Affordable Internet is transforming Kenya

Nairobi — Internet access is not only a catalyst for economic growth, it is also increasingly a prerequisite for people to access critical government services and be engaged in the society. However, a sky-high connectivity cost remains one of the biggest obstacles to achieving the universal access with about 50 percent of the world connected to the Internet. The Internet is […]

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Week 08: Advancing Kenya’s tourism industry

The World Bank estimated a total of 1.2 billion international tourist arrivals worldwide in 2016. According to Statista, tourism forms a multi-trillion-dollar industry worldwide with direct, indirect and induced economic contribution of over 7.6 trillion U.S. Dollars in 2016.Africa, despite having a wealth of historic monuments and archaeological sites, accounts for only 3.8% of the global tourism revenue and just […]

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Week 07: The wave of disruptive technological manifestations

Today’s Kenya has become host to a flourishing ecosystem where numerous software applications, services and even social habits have emerged from the country’s aptitude, and appetite, for mobile transaction platforms.  The startup development scene in Kenya is partly advancing because of its contribution to social change but as technology in Africa is used to be part of the solutions in […]

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Week 04: E-health startups bridging health gaps through mobile

Health demands in Africa are growing rapidly due to the continent’s rapidly expanding population, of which according to United Nations Population Division is expected to double to 2 billion by 2050. A new generation of African entrepreneurs recognise the need to develop novel technological solutions although faced with a lack of support for early-stage entrepreneurs. „Kenyan startups specialising in e-health […]

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Week 03: Tackling fake news, Bridging the gaps with the supply chain in the pharmaceutical industry, Kenya’s first commuter train to sell tickets through SMS

Kenya’s entrepreneurs working in conviction to produce the country’s next generation of tech billionaires entrepreneurs has envisioned a diverse and multi-stakeholder investment in its communications technology; its connection to the rest of the world and the domestic market that motivates innovation and creativity. Kenya’s fastest growth in mobile hit the global trends between 2007-2010  with the success of mobile Innovations like Mpesa, a mobile […]

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