Category Archives: Money

Facebook pays 10-year-old boy Sh10M for hacking Instagram

Facebook has made good its promise to reward a 10-year-old boy from Finland who found a security vulnerability in Instagram. According to Forbes, the boy (only identified as Jani) was able to delete any comment posted on Instagram. Under its bug bounty programme, Facebook rewarded Jani with $100,000 for discovering the flaw, although the boy is technically too young to ... Read More »

Youth to benefit from skills in silk and honey enterprise

HONEY SILK BEE KEEPING

The five-year project is expected to directly benefit 12,500 unemployed and out-of-school youth and provide opportunities to an additional 25,000 people involved in the value chain from harvesting, to processing, packaging and marketing honey and raw silk. Funded to the tune of USD10.35M by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) and The MasterCard Foundation, the project commits towards ... Read More »

KU’s Gladiators to represent Kenya at the Global Management Challenge

GMC Gladiators

Students from Kenyatta University have beaten a total of 40 other teams to emerge winners of the Kenyan chapter of the Global Management Challenge (GMC). The five young men and women will go ahead to represent the country at the GMC International Finals, which will be held in April, in Macau, The People’s Republic of China. They will compete with ... Read More »

Intel collaborates with UoN to launch IoT tech incubation lab

Computing for Development Lab

Intel Corporation has partnered with the University of Nairobi’s Innovation Hub to launch a tech incubation program aimed at accelerating innovation in Kenya. The Innovation hub, which will be under Computing for Development Lab(C4DLab), serves as a multi-disciplinary technology hub and incubates technology-driven startups from inception through to growth. The project is conceived under the custodian program of Africa Technology ... Read More »

Errand Business yields handsome returns for young enterpreneurs

road-runners

Do you believe that you were born to be an entrepreneur? Have you always been good at the art of multiplying whatever money you were given through business? Create in 48, an initiative of Centum Foundation was a challenge to entrepreneurs who were given seed money and were expected to make a profit within 48 hours. We caught up with ... Read More »

Kenyatta University UniMall now open: PHOTOS

A view of the newly opened UniCity Mall

Kenyatta University today unveiled UniCity Mall in a colourful ceremony that was graced by the Education Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i, University Chancellor, Dr. Benson Wairegi and Chairman of Council Prof. Ratemo Michieka. The university has also opened a state of the art National Oil Petrol station. In his speech during the opening ceremony, the Chief Guest, Dr. Fred Matiang’i ... Read More »

Milk soap idea turns in a tidy profit for youngpreneurs #Createin48

milk soap

Time and Money. The two variables we consider as absolutes. But what can you do in 48 hours and Sh20,000? Can you create a business and make it profitable in two days? It’s a tough one, we know. But a team of young innovators and entrepreneurs just proved that 48 hours is a lot of time and Sh20,000 capital is ... Read More »

Choc start-up team proves you can double profit in 48 hours #CreateIn48

desert team

Youth unemployment is one of the major issues in Kenya, and indeed globally. Very many qualified young people are chasing very few opportunities. This is why the entrepreneurship route seems like a viable option to many youths in the country. But we all give the same excuses; no capital, no experience, no connections or no unique product or service. But ... Read More »

UoN students develop a student-lecturer interactive app

UoN student app

A team of students from the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering have developed an app that connects students and lecturers of the same field on a social platform. The app dubbed ‘The Student’ is a socio-educational platform that epitomizes on the knowledge and ability of the student to succeed by providing him/her with sufficient resources and course materials such ... Read More »

The essential guide to being poor in 2016

poverty

The funny thing about life, and more so about money is that we all want to be rich and wealthy. We want to be successful, prosperous and live a good life. The irony however is that majority of us don’t take time to study and understand the principles of financial freedom and wealth creation. Our concept and understanding of savings ... Read More »