Posts tagged ‘ihub’

Event: Mobile East Africa 2014, Feb. 12-14 2014 @ Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel

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Mobile East Africa, the East African edition of the most progressive and interactive mobile focused events in Sub-Saharan Africa, is primed to once again be the leading mobile focused conference in the region this year.

The event will feature the very best local and international speakers from organisations including IBM, Safaricom, Jumia Kenya, iHub, Virtual City, FrontlineSMS, Praekelt, SAP and Airtel.

World-renowned mobile expert Tomi Ahonen will deliver a special address during the main conference, as well as a dedicated full-day workshop on Friday, February 14th.

Dates: 12th – 14th February 2014
Time: 9am to 5pm daily
Venue: Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya

Vist their Website for more information

February 6, 2014 at 9:53 am Leave a comment

Creatives Garage April Review: Hub Edition, Apr. 19 2013 @ Pawa254 Hub

hub edition
This April the Creatives Garage will host several of the leading hubs in Nairobi to share about their work and engage in a discussion about the role, impact and importance of hubs in the creative industry. As a creative it is imperative for you to join as you are the main shareholder for the establishment of any hub in your field.

Date: Friday, April 19 2013
Venue: Pawa 254
Time: from 5 pm

Creative hubs have become a center for innovation and incubation for start ups in Kenya, with several coming up around Nairobi.

April 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

Kenya 2013 Citizen Election Monitoring Project: #Uchaguzi – Witness & Report

How to Report using Uchaguzi
The public will be able to send information to Uchaguzi numerous ways:
1. Send a text message (SMS) on 3002 (short code) from within Kenya
2. Twitter: follow @uchaguzi and use #uchaguzi hash tag,
3. Post on Facebook page:,
4. Email, and use the Uchaguzi web form.

+ Pre-election
+ Positive events
+ Leadership
+ Polling station issues
+ Ballot results
+ Urgent
+ Dangerous speech
+ Security

The last training for volunteers is taking place on March 1, 2013 at iHub
Time: 5 pm

Uchaguzi is a Citizens Initiative on Elections developed in 2009 by SODNET and Ushahidi. It leverages on Technology to coordinate incidences and Actions

February 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm Leave a comment

Creativez Meet Up: Music Scene – the Road Less Travelled, Nov. 25 2012 @ iHub

The Creativez final meetup-takes a look at entertainers who are making it walking the “road less travelled“. We will not just demystify the REAL music scene in Kenya (funding, distribution, audience appreciation, marketing etc) we’ll explore new changes through innovation, technology and even continental linkages that are helping combat the Industry’s challenges and change the face of Kenya’s Music Scene.

The panel consists of 2 of Africa’s most prolific producers.. Calif Records – Clement Rapudo aka Clemo and Ennovator Music’s Tim Rimbui. Kenya’s international ambassadors of “folk/vernacular/local” music -OLOVA MAKADEM- The Ohangla Man and “King of Mugithi”- MIKE RUA.
Also joining is the brain behind Africa’s most consistent Music Festival Blankets & Wine- the performing artist Muthoni The Drummer Queen.

Doors open at 2pm -so come with all the questions you’ve got on Kenya’s Music Industry.
Venue: iHub – Bishop Magua Building, Opposite Uchumi Ngong Road
Entry: Free

November 23, 2012 at 9:33 am Leave a comment

Afrika Eye Film Festival Friday Discussion: The Moving Image, Nov. 9 2012 @iHub

The creativez are hosting the first ever, virtual continental collaborative Afrika Eye Film Festival discussion this Friday evening at iHub with our friends African Interactive in Bristol -UK all on Film and Digital Media The theme is The Moving Image

Other than discuss how Digital can expand the audience for the African moving image we will also explore new forms of film production, funding, distribution models and opportunities on collaborative projects between Kenyan and British film makers. All this will happen in a Unique format-depending on where you are on today we -the audience will get to interact with both panels in Bristol and in Nairobi’s iHub via an intergrated weblink

Panel: Nairobi [5-7pm]
Producer, Director- Bob Nyanja
Producer Director – Wanuri Kahiu
Producer, Director, Writer and Film Legend – John. E. Maina

Moderated by Jenny Muigai aka @skinnyfilmmaker

Panel :- Bristol 2-4pm
Writer, Producer – Andrew Mugoya
Producer, Director – Simon Bright

For more info on the event and bios of the panelist click here

The event is free but space is limited so kindly reserve your place by RSVP to this email:

November 9, 2012 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

The Creativez Presents: Writing, Books & Publishing, Aug 26 2012 @ iHub

For more information and to sign-up:

August 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment

Kwani? Digital: Content Meets Tech, Aug. 25 2012 @iHub

Date: August 25, 2012
Venue: iHub
Time: 11am to 1pm.
Entry: Free

Content- Juliani, Gado, and Billy Kahora Meets Tech- ICT Board, Digital Divide Data (DDD) and Jimmy Gitonga.

Three months ago, Kwani Trust commissioned Digital Divide Data (DDD) to digitise some of its content as part of a pilot to see what possibilities lie in the content Kwani? has produced since its founding in 2003, and how new online and digital technologies could be utilised. This new Kwani? ebook platform is the first step in developing structures and networks through which Kwani?’s content can be disseminated to earn our published writers a much wider readership, and increase the scope of the Trusts reach and income.

We have been keenly following recent developments in the sector. From our observations, we feel that technology is driving many societal changes in the ways different players in the content-technology chain create, disseminate, receive, consume and perceive content and information. Content providers in the arts, culture and public media, like Kwani Trust and Buni Media, are entering these spaces with renewed energy. Online technologies like social media now take up huge market sectors in the consumption of content.

Our experience with the Kwani? ebook platforms has posed four distinct challenges.

- Though research in both content creation and online technologies is being commissioned and carried out, there is still a lot of work to be done on how the two sectors might complement each other optimally. In the build-up to launching the Kwani? ebook platform, we found little comprehensive local research on basic conceptual questions. How can the content and technology sectors work to facilitate research that is mutually beneficial?

- High quality content in arts, culture and public media is a specialised sector that is mostly donor-funded while most of the exciting work being done on online and mobile platforms is commercially driven. Collaboration between the two sectors requires significant paradigm shifts for both. How can non-profit content providers rethink their institutional models to take up the commercial opportunities that the new technologies promise?
- Traditional content providers have created loyal audiences and markets from offline products. New technologies promise new audiences, markets and possibilities. How can the two sectors work together to take advantage of these layered existing outlets?

- Traditional content providers have created legal frameworks for their institutional requirements over a period of time. New legal and contractual challenges have emerged with online and mobile content provision possibilities. How can the two sectors work together to ensure a stable legal framework for optimal collaboration?

Kwani Trust will hold an event in which content providers in the arts, culture and public media sector and online, mobile and new technology sector can discuss the issues outlined above.

For more information:

August 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

Workshop: Making the Pitch, Aug. 4 2012 @iHub

Date: August 4, 2012
Venue: iHub
Time: 8.30am-4pm
Charges: 1500/- *includes tea, lunch and materials* [Register on or before Friday, 3rd August]
Contacts: MPESA 0708 752 575 and email

The Objective
Learn how to research, develop, prepare, package and pitch you idea or product to an audience

The Facilitators
Paul Achar (@paulachar) is a speech coach and communication specialist. He’s trained athletes, politicians, corporates, artists etc
He works at Jade communication that delivers innovative and practical communication skills training programmes and consultancy services.

Ted Gichuhi is currently the senior creative (Art Director) at Leo Burnett with over 10 years experience in print, design and advertising.

For more information check the Creatives Garage blog

August 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

Creativez Meetup: TV & Film – The Battle for Local Content, Jul 29 2012 @ iHub

July 27, 2012 at 11:01 am 1 comment

Creativez Meetup – Intellectual Property, Jun 3 2012 @ iHub

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May 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

Creatives Meet Up: Creative Economy Kenya-Where are we going? May 13 2012 @ iHub

Date: May 13, 2013
Venue: iHub (Bishop Magua Building 4th Floor), opposite Uchumi Ngong rd
Time: 2-5pm
Entry: Free
For info or clarification: email

A lot has been happening in Kenya’s Creative economy in the last few years and as we garner a name as well as positions ourselves in creative fields. We need to know as Kenyan Creatives – Where Are We going?

Is the Creative Industry in Kenya as fragmented as it looks? Where are the societies, associations and groups that can galvanise different sectors together? What are the common challenges we all face and how can we counter these? What Industry projects are there that we should know about and support? And finally with a new government coming in 2013 what do we need in terms of capacity, investment, resources and support to grow our creative economy locally and globally?

The organizers are super excited to hear about your projects, thoughts, concerns and solutions this Sunday. A brief summary on the Creative Scenerio will be presented by The Creativez to set the tone for the meetup.

This meet up is ideal for those in the following industries: digital animation (visual and sound effects),Broadcast (TV, radio and film), Visual arts , Digital media (mobile applications and internet), Publishing/Writing, Gaming, Performing arts and cultural expressions, Advertising, Architecture, Art and antiques markets, Crafts, Design, Designer fashion, Interactive leisure software and Music.

May 7, 2012 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Creative’s Meet Up: Start up 101-ABC’s of Running your Business? Mar. 25 2012 @ iHub

With the world now rating Kenya as the 2nd place to watch for innovation and creative developments, alot of interest and opportunities are being availed to the various “startup” communities to enable this. Despite this there is a dearth in basic understanding of what keeps a business running in this region (East Africa) in the global age- which is why you are ALL invited!

Money Management which Githua breaks down so easily is the start and end of any business, however you cant make a move without knowing where you are going- ie Strategy and Gameplan which Steve gives the importance it deserves. Yet you may have the Steve Jobs/Michael Jackson of all innovative-groundbreaking creations but if no-one knows about it, and its not on the shelves- then it does NOT exist- which Gil will be handling in terms of Market Access.

Creativez are NOT African timers so come on time for this comfortable open-dialogue that will be moderated by (@Geishafire)  of “Networking In Heels” initiative.

For info or clarification kindly email or tweet  on @TheCreativez or drop a line here

March 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

Competition: Culture Shift, Mar. 21 2012 @ iHub

Are you a creative? Are you in the cultural, or in the digital sector or an IT application developer? Then this is for you…

The British Council in Partnership with iHub invites you to participate in this competation for a seed fund for you innovation for a whooping $5000

If interested, send an email to copying with a brief profile of your area of creativity before Wednesday 21st March, 2012

For more info: iHub website

More details will follow after your confirmation.

March 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

Creativez Meetup, Feb 26 2012 @ iHub

The Creativez Meetup is back for this Sunday 26th February, featuring  Monica Kanari, Wambui Njogu of Moo Cow and John Kaveke and the Special guest You!!  This will be at iHUB- 4th Floor of Bishop Magua Building opp Uchumi Ngong Rd

The moderator for the day is Nancie Mwai, who is fast building a name for herself in Africa -through fashion blogging by being the eyes and ears to all things stylish and fashionable.

This will be an amazing First of its Kind opportunity to tap into the brains of 3 of Africa’s most prolific designers. They’ve been in the fashion business for more than a combined total of 40years, all with different start-up stories and challenges.. but they made it! Twill also be a room full of innovators, artyculturalists, fashionistas and creative business people so COME through, whatever industry you’re in. Learn from outside your circle with their “Lessons from the Fashion Industry”

February 24, 2012 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

The Creativez Meetup, Jan 29 2012 @ iHub

Are you a  Creative,ArtyCulturalist, Techie or Innovator? The First Creativez Meetup 2012 kicks off at the iHub, 4th floor at Bishop Magua Centre on Sunday January 29th from 2.00-5.30pm.

The speakers – Ceo of Brand Kenya Mary Kimonye and Ceo of Brainwave Communications (a leading visual arts company) Rio Alves will be sharing their various experiences and tips on “The Business of Creativity”

If you want to find out how to position yourself as a Kenyan Brand? What sort of support if possible we can can expect from Brand Kenya? At what stage should we review businesses and figure out whats working and change models? Global avenues for positioning yourselves not just as visual artists but as a creative entity etc, Intellectual property rights etc- you DONT want to miss this!

For More information or to RSVP for this Free event email or tweet @TheCreativez

January 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm Leave a comment

POWO: Is there a Place for African Languages Online?, Nov 19 2011 @ iHub

Joining the panel will the the following:

Wanjohi wa Kigogoine- Blogger
Maria Le Guen - French Translator- Global Voices Online
Keguro Macharia - Blogger & Associate Professor(University of Maryland, College Park)
Kelvin J. -
Prof. Iraki - An Associate Professor of French and Linguistics(USIU)

November 16, 2011 at 12:40 am Leave a comment

News: iHub Green Member Applications open Oct. 22 2011-Nov. 6 2011

ihub are receiving applications for green membership for the year 2012.
The deadline for applications is Sunday, 6th November 2011 at 11:59pm.
Upon successful application, the new membership will be valid from 1st January 2012 – 30th June 2012.

For more information check iHub blog

October 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment

Debate: SMS to Map, Nov. 7 2011 @ iHub

SMS to Map: Using FrontlineSMS + Ushahidi to tell your story

Date: Monday 7th November, 2011
Time: 6-8pm
Hosts: FrontlineSMS, Ushahidi and Ihub
Location: ihub Upper Hill Estate, 4th Floor, Bishop Magua Centre , Nairobi

Laura Walker Hudson (FrontlineSMS)
Anahi Ayala Iacucci (Internews, Professional CrisisMapper)
Linda Raftree (Plan International)
Heather Leson (Ushahidi)
Format: Short presentations followed by Q&A

Connecting: @ushahidi @FrontlineSMS #smsmap #ushmeet
event website

Who should Attend:
We expect an audience made up of academics, students, NGOs and technology experts. The format of the event will be formal presentations followed by participation from the audience.

What to Bring:
Your toolkit: brain, smiles, paper, pen, and (optional) laptop, mobile device, or tablet.

You can tweet about this event using #smsmap, and find both the hosts on Twitter @Ushahidi @FrontlineSMS.

October 19, 2011 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

POWO, Sep 17 2011 @ iHub

Poets and Writers Online (POWO) is a forum for Poets and Writers with blogs and those with an interest in using the internet in promotion of, or as a platform for their writing.

The next POWO meetup will be on Saturday,17th September at the iHub (11am – 3pm) and it will be a talk on Open Source software as well as a workshop giving technical hands-on experience. The topic on next meeting is: What is Open Source and what opportunities does it offer me as an online Creative Writer? The main aim is to bring the Tech and Creative Writing communities together and possibly create a synergy (Skills plus Content)

POWO Seeks to:
1. Introduce Creative Writers to the opportunities available online and also through technology
2. Help them utilize the tools available either as a platform for their writing or as a means to build their brand online(blogs, facebook, twitter, contributions to online magazines)
3. Bring together Poets and Writers through a meetup that happens every 2nd month to discuss, learn and share
4. Bring together the creative and tech communities and see what collaborations can be built from the two groups.

September 9, 2011 at 10:22 am 2 comments

POWO: Poets and Writers Online, Jul 16 2011 @ iHub

To sign up for the event, log on to and register

July 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm Leave a comment

Event/Workshop: POWO, Poets and Writers Online, May 21 2011 @ I Hub

Poets and Writers Online (POWO) is a forum for Poets and Writers with blogs and those with an interest in using the internet in promotion of, or as a platform for their writing.
They are having their second workshop on;

Date: May 21, 2011
Venue: I Hub
Location: 4th floor of Bishop Magua Building along Ngong Road (opposite Uchumi Ngong Rd.)
Time: 11.00am – 2pm
Sign up/Register: log on to

Who should attend?
Poets, Creative Writers, anyone with an interest in writing

Guest Speaker: Aleya Jamal – Story Moja (The Reading Revolution)

Poetry performance by: Dennis Inkwa – Poet and Member of Mstari Wa Nne

Blogging & Social Media Workshop Agenda
-Starting a blog with blogger
- Starting a blog with wordpress
- Uploading photos/ embedding video/html code/sound/follow me FB n Twitter, gadgets and widgets
- SEO, enlisting with Afrigator,mashada etc
- Creating an FB and twitter a/c, Shortening url, including tweet streams on a blog
- Registering a Domain and choosing a host
- Migrating from blogger to wordpress or to a webiste
- Intepreting and using analytics

PS. Carry your laptop, for better learning. There will be also be free Wifi.

Follow POWO: Twitter @POWO, Facebook POWO

Via Kenyanpoet

May 18, 2011 at 9:42 am Leave a comment

Fireside Chat: Joe Mucheru-Google, May 5 2011 @ iHub

Date: May 5, 2011
Venue: iHub
Location: 4th floor of the Bishop Magua Centre off Ngong Road (directly opposite the Uchumi Hyper)
Entry: Prior Registration required
Time: 6-7.30pm
More information: iHub Blog

Fireside Chats are source for practical, substantive information on entrepreneurship, business mentoring and leadership. This month iHub continues with their sessions which focus on young entrepreneurs and start-ups. iHub will be hosting Joe Mucheru from Google.

May 3, 2011 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

POWO: Poets and Writers Online, Apr 23 2011 @ iHub

Poets and Writers Online (POWO) is a forum for Poets and Writers with blogs and those with an interest in using the internet in promotion of, or as a platform for their writing.

First meet-up will be on 23rd April, 2011 ( 11.30am – 2pm)

The IHub located on 4th flr of Bishop Magua Building along Ngong Road (opposite Uchumi Ngong Rd.)

Who should attend?
Poets, Creative Writers, anyone with an interest in writing

Guest Speakers 

 Joseph Mucheru – Google East & Central Africa Lead

 Njoroge Matathia ( Potash) – Kenya Urban Narrative

 Wamathai – Poet, Blogger & Organiser of Wamathai Poetry Event.

 Poetry performance by

 Muki Garang – Poet, activist, Hip Hop Artist, Techie

Follow us on 

Twitter @POWO

Facebook POWO


To sign up for the event, logon to

April 15, 2011 at 2:47 am Leave a comment

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