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

African Startups Vs Startups in Africa

Original Article published on VentureBurn. This is a slightly altered 'Kenyan' version. I get utterly distraught every time I open a new TechCrunch article of a start-up with a Swahili name disrupting a certain sphere of Africa only to find a foreigner founder and director. In a good case scenario, there will be one or … Continue reading African Startups Vs Startups in Africa

‘Saving’ the Matatu Industry

In the next few months, the government through the new parastatal Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, NAMATA, will be implementing a BRT system on the Kenyan roads. This exercise will directly impact four counties namely: Nairobi City, Kiambu, Kajiado, Machakos and Murang’a. For years, the matatu industry has descended into chaos, making it the ultimate … Continue reading ‘Saving’ the Matatu Industry

The Survival of Posta

As the technological revolution continues, the life of any company or governmental institution is dependent on its ability to evolve with new technology. The willingness of the executives to redefine the business model and adjust to new market needs is one of the most important strengths. The biggest lesson today is that no company can … Continue reading The Survival of Posta

Hello World!

If you’re reading this, then I guess my first mission is accomplished! Who am I? My name is Annstella Mumbi and I have dedicated my life’s work to the synergy of community development and technology. Being an engineer and community developer, I believe technology and especially IoT, should be used to make everyday life and … Continue reading Hello World!