The iHub: Nairobi’s Innovation Hub.
In what must be one of the most eagerly awaited launches in Kenya’s technology sector this year is the launch of the iHub. I had the opportunity to attend the event which was held on the evening of Wednesday the 3rd March 2010 at the yet to be fully operational iHub. The event was fully subscribed by all of Nairobi’s well-known and not-so-well known “digerati” who work and live in various aspects of technology. The anticipation for the IHub has been building up over the last couple of months since work commenced at their swanky and funky location.
The iHub is an open space for technologists, investors, technology firms and hackers (yes, hackers!) to co-work and collaborate within. Broadly speaking, you could say that the iHub is an incubator that helps techies develop their ideas and partner with other technology stakeholders. The concept of the iHub is a first of kind in Kenya and there are great expectations that it will spur a revolution of sorts in the technology products and services space. The main focus of the iHub is to give young web and mobile designers as well as developers a community facility where they can bring their ideas to life. For more information in the iHub you can visit their web site at www.ihub.co.ke