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Ventureburn Managing editor Michelle Atagana will be jetting into Kenya on Tuesday, 23 September, and is looking to meet-up and chat with Kenyan startup founders. In an effort to profile all the awesome startups that we’ve been writing about, we’re calling all technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers to come and hangout with Atagana, at the popular iHub, Nairobi.
Kenya is the darling of Africa’s tech and startup community. We’ve written extensively about the Kenyan and East African tech ecosystem and we just can’t seem to get enough! We’ve covered the South African and West African ecosystem too, but now we want to raise the profile of Kenya!
“The Kenyan startup scene has long been the heartbeat of tech innovation in Africa. Kenyans are not only using disruptive technologies, but are disrupting technologies themselves,” says Atagana. “It’s obviously a very exciting opportunity for Ventureburn to get more familiar with the innovative startup scene developing in Kenya.”
Kenya’s unique landscape has given birth to some of Africa’s most favorite tech stories. These include the very popular mobile money transfer service, M-Pesa which is said to be responsible for the flow of 43 percent of country’s GDP.
The popular Ushahidi, more recently, raised US$1.2-million for its BRCK device that’s hoping to solve the problem of internet connectivity issues in remote areas.
Chamasoft is another inspiring story. The financial recording company was recently dubbed the winner of Evernote’s Africa Innovation Award. Later this year, it will be representing the African continent at Evernote’s international conference.
But these are the stories we already know about, but we want more. Apart from meeting old friends, we’re hoping to explore and uncover the full potential of what the rest Kenya’s tech ecosystem has on the table. So watch this space, Kenya!
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