Note to Non-Techies 001: Where Does Your Data Go?

I have started a new mini-series known as "Note to Non-Techies". This came up as a result of the need to share some very interesting conversations I have had with people around me about tech, apps, and other innovations and how they affect their everyday lives (knowingly/unknowingly). I will be co-authoring this with different 'someones'. …

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T.A.M. And Why We Need To Look Beyond…

The Total Addressable Market (T.A.M.) for Kenyan startups has been a strong ongoing debate in the local startup ecosystem. As compared to some of the most vibrant tech ecosystems in the world, one pattern is clearly evident, TAM. Most of them have huge populations which in turn means more people to sell to, thus unicorn …

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TEDxParklands Loading…(The Inception, the Execution, the New)

This story begins one year ago, I was seated watching TED talks as was my usual Sunday tradition. A quick YouTube search had me running into a local TEDx event which blew my mind. It had always inherently bugged me that there were very few authentic African TEDx talks. Most of the ones with huge …

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Redefining and Understanding my ‘Africanness’ in 2018 Part Two: The Understanding and The Hope

This is a continuation of the first piece. 2. Tanzania: The Understanding — What is African. With all that was going through my mind about past African kingdoms, colonization and modern African society, I was clearly seeking a better understanding of everything. We are constantly taught that being African and being modern cannot co-exist. This was a major …

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Redefining and Understanding my ‘Africanness’ Today Part 1: The Realization

  Originally published on Cast in Africa on medium. At just 24, I have been fortunate enough to have lived and worked with communities in three East African countries besides Kenya; Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda. I acknowledge that this is not common for many people my age, for which I am ever grateful. These experiences have …

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