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Nigerian teen brothers develop Android mobile web browser


While most typical teenagers are busy downloading the latest apps and pushing their parents to buy for them the latest gadgets, Lagos-based brothers Anesi and Osine Ikhianosime taught themselves how to code and developed an Android-based web browser called Crocodile Browser Lite. According to pctechmag.com, 13-year-old Anesi and his 15-old brother Osine, formed a company inspired by Microsoft and named ... Read More »

23-year old Cameroonian M-health startup recognized by Queen Elizabeth


Alain Nteff, a Telecommunications Engineering student and social entrepreneur, has been recognized by Queen Elizabeth under the umbrella of the inaugural Queens Young Leaders Award for his efforts in improving maternal and infant health. Nteff is the Co-founder of GiftedMom, a mobile health technology social enterprise that has impacted over 3,000 pregnant women and mothers in Cameroon. Nteff met Her Majesty ... Read More »

‘You don’t have capital’ Jack Ma was once told. Alibaba now worth $300B


Jack Ma: Before I founded Alibaba, I invited 24 friends to my house to discuss the business opportunity. After discussing for a full two hours, they were still confused — I have to say that I may not have put myself across in a clear manner then. The verdict: 23 out of the 24 people in the room told me ... Read More »

Mavoko students’ UK-sold cards raises funds to renovate class


If you go to Form Three East of Mavoko Secondary School in the next few months, it will be different. The class is going to be renovated, thanks to the seasonal hand-made cards being sold abroad after being designed and made by the school’s students. The project started late last year courtesy of Superior Homes Kenya who gave the school ... Read More »

How one young Egerton student wants to rally students in enterprise


From her dressing to poise, Winnie Chepkwony oozes nothing but pure intelligence. A staunch believer in women empowerment, the brains behind I-Bridge Egerton let me in on I-Bridge, her achievements, failures and the journey that is life. Nattie: Winfred Reins vs. Winnie Chepkwony, how do we separate the two? Winnie: I am Winnie Chepkemoi Chepkwony. Winfred  is still Winnie and ... Read More »

MKU Chairman represents East Africa in EY global entrepreneur awards


Mount Kenya University (MKU) founder and chairman Dr. Simon Gicharu was welcomed with jubilation at Thika Main Campus today following his return from Monte Carlo, where he was inducted in the World Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame. Dr. Gicharu who represented Eastern Africa in the annual awards organized by global accounting and tax advisory firm Ernst and Young ... Read More »

23-year old Strathmore student running a successful entertainment business


Stephanie Angela Wanjiku Kimani is an ambitious entrepreneur and at just 23 she has had multiple achievements under her belt including owning her own thriving business. Stephanie will graduate with a Bachelor of Business Science in Financial Economics (BBS-FE). At the moment she is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) level 1 candidate set to sit for her exams in December ... Read More »

JKUAT launches first local laptop in Kenyan market


Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), has rolled out Taifa Laptop to the Kenyan market. The computing device, conceived and designed under the TAIFA Brand, is a maiden product of the Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park (NITP), a subsidiary of JKUAT. The laptop is the first locally conceived and designed computer to retail in Kenya. It is assembled ... Read More »

Bill proposes a student to represent comrades in HELB board


Members of the National Assembly have welcomed radical proposals to the Higher Education Loans Board law which among others seeks to bar the Board from levying any interest on a loan until such a time that the person is able to service it. The Bill sponsored by Kiharu MP Irungu Kangata, requires the graduates to notify HELB in writing on ... Read More »

UoN graduates shortlisted in Sh3M start-up innovation prize

Chura team

A few months ago, we reported how a team of University of Nairobi graduates is turning mobile money on its head by creating a platform that provides services to mobile money users across all networks. Chura is solving mobile money interoperability bottlenecks by offering services such airtime purchase, mobile data and mobile money transfer irrespective of the operator. Chura, which ... Read More »

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