The Education Revolution of the 21st Century

For years I have been a moderately loud opponent of the higher education system as is in Africa and the world in general. This is because, as an engineer and 5 years of engineering school later, I do not believe that education even remotely served me well to prepare me for work I now do … Continue reading The Education Revolution of the 21st Century

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'. … Continue reading Note to Non-Techies 001: Where Does Your Data Go?

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

Just population numbers no revenues included*** 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 … Continue reading T.A.M. And Why We Need To Look Beyond…

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

Once an Entrepreneur Always an Entrepreneur

About a week ago, we had a discussion about what our ideal job in a perfect world would be. My answer was definitely building impactful organizations/companies. I believe that I am a builder and this is ideally pretty much what my career has been so far. I was born into an entrepreneur family. To my … Continue reading Once an Entrepreneur Always an Entrepreneur

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

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

Startups as a Science

Building and growing a startup is a science. This is probably something you have heard before. Entities like Y-Combinator have proven this time and time again. However, this still leaves the question, is this true for African startups and better yet, what does this even mean? So how did this come up now? I was … Continue reading Startups as a Science

It’s About Time

Roughly two months ago, I came back to Nairobi ready to embark on work in the operations team of a visionary local startup. This generally meant spending every waking moment researching the local tech startup ecosystem. My knowledge of the Kenyan startup scope is tied to my five years of university in one of the … Continue reading It’s About Time