Kenya’s iHub has well positioned itself to become Africa’s Sillicon Valley with its innovative hub that has assisted more than 150 start-ups and managed to create more than 1300 jobs. The technology hub based in Nairobi was started in 2010 by Erik Hersman with the purpose of creating a vibrant co-working environment where different programmers, technologists, entrepreneurs, developers, investors, researchers could meet up and share ideas.
iHub has roped in major technological partners such as Google, Microsoft, Intel just to mention a few and is home to a software start-up called Ushahidi which gathers reports on crisis situations in countries such as Chile, Haiti, India, Russia and so on.
With the booming of the technology hubs in Africa experts are seeing a rise in the technology sector in many African countries in the next few years and this could see that sector contributing more to the country’s GDP. For more information you can visit their website ihub.co.ke