m:lab East Africa was dissolved into iHub Limited
10th September: NFC: Can this technology be used to build a viable business in Kenya (Part 2)
28th May: NFC: Can this technology be used to build viable businesses in Kenya (Part 1)
26th March: Open discussion: PHP Raw vs PHP Frameworks
26th February: Reverse engineering an android application
29th January: Getting started with Ushahidi platform
Date: 22nd July at the panari Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya
Cyber Security Training with AfricaHackOn (September - December)
Android and SMS & USSD training (6th April - 2nd May)
Windows Training with 4Afrika (9th Feb - 20th Match)
On June 16th, 2011, m;lab East Africa was officially launched. The event was held at the iHub. Among the guests at the event included Erik Hersman (Co-founder Ushahidi and iHub), Mr Ken Oyolla former General Manager, Nokia, Ms. Heli Sirve former Ambassador, Embassy of Finland, Mr. Johannes Zutt, former Country Director World Bank, Mr. Paul Kukubo former CEO, Kenya ICT Board and Bitange Ndemo the former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of ICT
27th November: Monetizing your apps and business with Bitcoin and Bitpesa
21st August: How to make the best out of GSM technology
3rd April: Integrating mobile money into your app
6th March: Mobile developers receive $100 bonus for integrating AppWrapper
20th February: Mobile developers to benefit from blackberry
30th January: Devs mentorship by SleepOut.com
15th October: Can mAgric solution improve productivity of the Agricultural workforce (15th October)
30th October 2013: Understanding the challenges of uptake and increase the awareness of mAgric innovations
30th July: How can mobile technology improve information sharing within agricultural value chain
27th February 2013: Improving the quality and uptake of Agricultural mobile innovations
Barriers to adoption of mobile technology in education (29th October)
How can technology improve education outcomes ( 6th August)
Can mHealth solutions improve health service delivery in Kenya? (1st October)
Opportunities and Challenges of adoption of mHealth solutions (August)
The Mobile Impact Ventures Program (“MIVP”), is m:lab East Africa’s accelerator program for impact ventures with innovative solutions in agriculture, health & water and education. The m:lab’s accelerator is backed by the Rockefeller and Tony Elumelu Foundation’s, through the Global Impact Investment Network’s (“GIIN”) Africa Impact Economy Innovations Fund (“IEIF”). The 4 month program had 2 cohorts and supported 12 startups with social ventures.
Held between 24th - 25th June at Panari Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya
Windows Phone training with Microsoft 4Afrika (10th Feb - 7th March)
Windows training with 4Afrika (6th October - 14th November)
Android Deep Dive Training with Intel (17th Feb - 29th March)
Native Android Apps Training with Intel (26th may - 11th July)
m:lab East Africa partnered with infoDev and CRDF Global for the venture out Challenge. The challenge was aimed to propel the expansion-ready mobile entrepreneurs into enticing international markets. The challenge was held on 30th October - 1st November 2013 in Moldova.
Virtual incubation is a program designed to accelerate successful development of mobile application entrepreneurs through an array of business support resources and services virtually. The program which was sponsored by infoDev, catered for startups across East Africa. The program supported 15 startups from across East Africa and ran for three months.
The m:lab in partnership with CTA and the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), Rwanda, organized an international conference on ICT for Agriculture (ICT4Ag) in Kigali. The conference was aimed at showcasing the potentials of ICT applications in agriculture and support the development of ICT innovations and entrepreneurship in agriculture.
30th October : Understating the challenges of uptake and increasing awareness of mAgric innovations
27th February: Improving the quality and uptake of Agricultural mobile innovations
4th December: How can technology make learning more interactive in the classroom
13th November: What is the role of different stakeholders in the edTech ecosystem in Kenya?
15th May: Understanding the edTech ecosystem in Kenya
31st July: Which business model works in Entertainment? Freemium or Premium?
27th March: Understanding sustainability challenges for mHealth startups
Wave 5 (February - May)
(17th - 22nd)June Android Deep Dive training with Intel
(5th August - 18th September) Android and HTML training with Intel
(18th Nov - 12th Dec) Windows Phone 8 developer training application with 4Afrika
(8th - 31st October) Windows Phone 8 training with 4AfriKa
Training with Qualcomm
Samsung App Challenge
Agile training with ThoughtWorks
Spaceapps with NASA
The training was carried between 30th July and 7th August by ThoughtWorks and The World Wide Web Foundation
31st October 2012: Challenges Faced by Rice Farmers due to lack of Reliable Agro Weather Data 29th August 2012: Mobile Apps Targeting post harvest challenges in Agriculture 27th June 2012 : Reviewing Mobile Applications Targeting Agricultural Productivity 25th April 2012: Using mobile tech to overcome post harvest challenges in horticulture 29th Feb 2012: Nine considerations for implementing apps for Agriculture 29th Feb 2012:Using technology to enhance productivity in agricultural value chains 12th December: mHealth round table 7th November: Understanding Government’s and NGO’s initiative in the mHealth ecosystem in Kenya 3rd October: Understanding Kenya’s mHealth ecosystem
Held on 5th - 6th of June at Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi. 25 finalists, 5 from each category and 5 winners, one from each category each receiving prize money of 10,000.
m2Work was an online challenge conducted by infoDev and IdeasProject, with funding and support from UKaid and the government of Finland. The aim was to identify problems that could be solved by tapping into microworkers who use mobile phones – enabling the underprivileged people of the world to access the digital economy, and enabling the rest of the world to benefit from their intelligence. 120 participants - who formed 10 teams and came up with 10 ideas.
Wave 3 (January - May) and in Wave 4 (September - December) total of 40 students trained. On 16th July the graduation saw 23 entrepreneurs awarded certificates in Mobile App Development and Entrepreneurship .The chief guest was Dr. Bitange Ndemo, then Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication.
The program was designed to offer individuals who already have a software development background an opportunity to hone their skills on mobile applications technologies as well as develop their entrepreneurial skills. Technologies covered in the training include USSD, android, J2me, php, mysql, LWUIT, Mobile Web, IVR, User Experience Design, SMS, Systems Design. Business skills covered include the lean methodology, business model canvasses, monetization strategies for mobile innovation, customer development and user experience design.
Pivot25 was the first edition of PIVOT which was held on 14th and 15th of June at the Ole-Sereni Hotel. The main aim of Pivot25 was to showcase developers talent and applications from across East Africa Region. The competition supported 25 teams, 5 teams from each categories with 5 winners each receiving prize money of USD 5,000.