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The Beauty of Impact: hidden highlights from the World Health Summit 2017, Berlin

The annual World Health Summit was held in Berlin from 15th – 17th October. With around 2000 participants from across academia, politics, the private sector Read More

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3.5 years later, what the iHub has done?

Becky Wanjiku sits on the iHub Advisory Board with me, and started a discussion on the iHub, asking “What has the iHub Achieved?“. Her main takeaway point being that the iHub is a platform, and it’s what YOU do with it that is important. T he iHub started in March 2010, so it’s been about […]

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Three Mundane but Insidious Barriers to Global Health Startups

As a small departure from our usual blog, we thought it would add some insight about the kinds of barriers that small global health startups face. These are the mundane, day to day issues that can actually make or break you in the end. While we try to be relentlessly positive about the exciting new technologies coming down the pike, sometimes one has to be just brutally honest about obstacles faced

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Pivot East: East Africa’s Startup Pitching Competition

Mark your calendars, buy your tickets, submit your applications! We’re ramping up to the Pivot East pitching competition, where the best startups in East Africa come to show what they have, pitch their startup to investors, media and the judges for a chance to win the prize money. Pivot East will be held at Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi, June 5th and 6th . Last year we had over 100 applications for the 25 slots, and we’re expecting even more after seeing how well Pivot25 did last year (writeups by TIME Magazine and CNN )

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MedAfrica Pitches at DEMO

Mbugua Njihia and Steve Mutinda were the overall winners at the Pivot 25 event earlier this year with their MedKenya app, which has since turned into MedAfrica . Their prize was a chance to pitch at DEMO , the big startup pitching event in Silicon Valley. Here’s their team last week giving the pitch

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IPO48 Nairobi Startup Finalists 2011

I’m at the final pitches for the 2011 Nairobi IPO48 event that’s been happening non-stop over the last 2 days. This year it’s being held at the iHub, with 12 companies working through ideas, prototypes, business plans and finally an investment for the winner.

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