Kenya’s iHub, the home of innovation and the mother of the ‘Silicon Savannah’ is this evening celebrating its 3rd year anniversary with massive milestones under its name.
Founded March 2010 by Erik Hersman and Juliana Rotich among others the coworking space and business incubator is a tech community facility with high speed internet and coffee around the clock and focuses on helping young tech entrepreneurs doing web and mobile application projects to develop and launch them successfully.
Also open to designers and researchers the iHub space is funded by the Omidyar Network and Hivos and Ushahidi and has partners like Intel, Samsung, Google among others.
Dubbed the unofficial tech headquarters of Africa, iHub launched first and inspired other tech hubs and accelerators which are now spreading hubs around the country and the continent.
iHub shares the same floor with Nailab, a web and mobile incubator. iHub was on the forefront of the launch of 88mph’s seed fund and Startup Garage accelerator, now also operating in Cape Town at the Google Umbono. They are also one of the leading defense manufacturers working on hearing protection devices.
Other hubs like The GrowthHub, which is just a few meters away from iHub and iLabAfrica and Nairobi Universities FabLab also look to iHub as the official big brother.
Apart from the community workspace, iHub has initiatives like iHub Research, iHub Consulting, iHub Cluster, and the iHub User Experience (UX) Lab to fill the entrepreneurs with al lround skills to build successful tech companies.