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Applications for TED2013 Fellows

June 20, 2012 1 comment

Applications for TED2013 Fellows are due by Friday, July 13, 2012 11:59pm US/Eastern. Click here to apply! Here are some of the Kenyan Fellows from 2010 – todate:

Juliana Rotich (Kenya/US) – Co-founder, Ushahidi.com; blogger, Afromusing and Global Voices

Erik Hersman (Kenya) – Co-founder, Ushahidi.com; blogger, AfriGadget and White African

Boniface Mwangi (Kenya) – Kenyan photojournalist and founder of Picha Mtaani, a youth-led national reconciliation initiative in Kenya

Su Kahumbu-Stephanou (Kenya) – Kenyan entrepreneur promoting the development of an organic food industry in Kenya

Alex Odira Odundo (Kenya) – Kenyan inventor of the Sisal Decorticator, a device turning sisal plant into fibre, and the Sisal Twinner, a device turning sisal fibre into rope.

Joel Jackson (UK | Kenya) – Auto innovator  – British mobility entrepreneur and founder of Mobius Motors, a Kenya-based company designing and manufacturing a first-of-its-kind affordable vehicle made expressly for the unique customer requirements and often-poor road conditions found in the developing world.

Cyrus Kabiru (Kenya) – Found object artist  – Kenyan self-taught painter and sculptor who primarily uses junk materials to make his works, including striking eyewear

Jessica Colaco (Kenya) – Researcher and Mobile Tech Evangelist

 

Applications open: TED Worldwide Auditions, Nairobi

February 29, 2012 3 comments

From April-June 2012, TED will hold public auditions in 14 cities on six continents seeking to uncover new talents, voices and ideas the world needs to hear. The fourth audition is in Nairobi, Kenya on May 5th, and applications for speakers have opened.

Anyone can apply to audition, so long as they have not spoken at a TED Conference, and do not have a talk posted on TED.com. Applicants will be encouraged to include a short video of themselves and we will be inviting around 30 of the best applicants to each audition.

TED is looking for:

THE INVENTOR  … sharing an innovation with world-changing potential
THE TEACHER  … sharing valuable knowledge in a memorable way – to teenagers or adults
THE PRODIGY  … young talent ready to break out
THE ARTIST     … who can showcase their work in a compelling, new way (Don’t just talk about it. Show us your work!)
THE PERFORMER … music, dance, comedy, drama… or something entirely different
THE SAGE  … wisdom the world needs from those who have learned it the hard way
THE ENTHUSIAST … with an infectious passion about a topic they can share
THE CHANGE-AGENT … helping shape the world’s future with work that matters
THE STORY-TELLER  … vivid, original, meaningful … with a talent for connection
THE SPARK  … with a powerful idea worth spreading

For more information on the TED Worldwide Auditions, please visit the TED2013 audition website.

Africa stats: Broadband and messaging over a 5 year period

January 10, 2012 Leave a comment

 

 

Categories: Mobile, Research, Technology

Smartphone connections as % of mobile connections

Smartphone connections as % of mobile connections in selected African Countries (2009-2014) via @MobileInAfrica

Categories: Mobile, Research, Technology

iHub Website Visits in 2011

iHub Website Visits in 2011The iHub – Nairobi’s Innovation Hub has set a trend in building entrepreneurs into trailblazing start-ups.

Kenyan startup – Wezatele

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More information at wezatele.com

Kenyan startup – M-farm

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M-farm celebrated their one year anniversary. More information at mfarm.co.ke