Google Wants to Take You to Silicon Valley

Google EMEA Engineering Hub, in Zürich

By Jessica Colaço

The iHub exists to catalyse the growth of the Kenyan tech community. It does this by developing and connecting people, by supporting startups and by surfacing information. The iHub is the first such space in Kenya and has spurred a revolution in the tech ecosystem across the African continent over the 4+ years that it has been in existence.

We are nurturing the best innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem; one that constantly challenges and influences technology, one that can be replicated across the continent, as we believe that African innovation will play a critical role in shaping the future of technology globally.

Through our partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs, iHub invites you to apply for an all expenses paid two-week immersion program in Silicon Valley.  A unique opportunity for non-US startups to access resources and scale globally! Program Date:
 Fall 2014 
 Sep 29 – Oct 10 2014

Startup Qualification Criteria:

  • Must be based outside the U.S
  • Have already launched a product or nearing  completion of beta testing product with  prospective customers
  • Attending founders (up to 2 founders per startup)  must be proficient in English
  • Blackbox Connect supports woman entrepreneurship and we encourage female  founders to apply.

Applications deadline is July 11, 2014 – Apply HERE!

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Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made solutions.