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Mobile East Africa 2014

Mobile east Africa 2014

Mobile East Africa 2014, the fourth East African edition of the most progressive and interactive mobile focused events in Sub-Saharan Africa, returns to the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya on February 12th through 14th.

The event will feature the very best local and international speakers from organisations including IBM, Beyonic, KINU Innovation Hub, Jumia Kenya, iHub, RedCore Interactive, Virtual City, FrontlineSMS, Praekelt, SAP and Airtel.

World-renowned mobile expert Tomi Ahonen will deliver a special address during the main conference, as well as a dedicated full-day workshop on Friday, February 14th 2014.

Full details on the packed agenda, fantastic speaker faculty, unrivalled past attendee feedback, unique interactive roundtable format and stunning venue can be found at

Mobile Monday Kenya contacts are entitled to a 20% discount on attendance using code 1MEAMOMOK. Independent developers, startups and NGOs are entitled to a 50% discount – email: for details.


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  • March 31, 2014
    6:00 pmto9:30 pm
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    Mobile Monday Kenya Logo

    Dear Tech Enthusiasts, Developers, Entrepreneurs, and ‘Techpreneurs’,

    After a short break, Mobile Monday Kenya is back.

    Please Join us on the 31st of March at the iHub as we network with fellow mobile developers, and entrepreneurs.

    This month we celebrate Microsoft4Afrika Initiative which in February 2014 commemorated 1 year since its inception in February 2013. We will focus on key 4Afrika programs and their beneficiaries, at the same time showcasing the opportunities for developers and startups that Microsoft has.

    Microsoft will also be on hand to showcase of some of the devices and different form factors available for you to take advantage of on the Microsoft platform so this is an excellent opportunity for Startups and Developers interested in working with Microsoft in East Africa to network with other developers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts.

    This event is graciously sponsored by Microsoft East Africa.

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  • Mobile Monday is back.

    January 21, 2013
    5:00 pmto8:00 pm

    2012 was a phenomenal year for Microsoft. We released many new products, and most importantly we re-imagined Windows – the most popular operating system ever. We also released Windows Phone 8 which is expected by analysts to have the highest growth rate in the coming four years.

    With the start of the New Year, one of our resolutions is to keep our commitment towards the developer community in Africa. And with the new era of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 stores, we decided to revive Mobile Monday to show Kenyan developers how to build the best apps for the fastest growing app store which is Windows Phone 8.

    However, the story doesn’t end here because Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps have a lot of similarities and a lot of shared code base. Therefore, we will give you a glimpse into how easy it is to build Windows 8 apps too. We will also have a cool demo of Kinect,  which has changed the way people play games and experience entertainment

    Join us on Monday, 21st of January from 6 – 8 pm at the iHub in a journey of development for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, along with announcements for startups and students plus a quick look at Kinect.

    Register now - the seats are limited.

    See you on Monday January 21st!  You can also keep in touch with us through the following channels;

    Twitter: @microsoftafrica and @AfricaApps

    Facebook Groups
    Microsoft DPE Nigeria
    Microsoft Developer Evangelism – East and Southern Africa

    Blog: AfricaApps Blog


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  • Rockefeller Centennial Challenge



    To mark the centennial of The Rockefeller Foundation, we are seeking the knowledge and innovative ideas that will solve problems for the next 100 years.

    In the face of these 21st century realities, achieving the Foundation’s overall goal to build resilience and more equitable growth, especially for poor or vulnerable people, relies in part on our commitment to a continuing search for, and openness to, new ideas and new ways of building solutions to these complex crises.

    As many as 9 out of 15 finalists will be selected by the Foundation to apply for up to $100,000 in grant support to further develop or implement their ideas.

    ENTER BY MAY 25, 2012

    For more info go to:

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  • Pivot East Regional Competition

    Pivot East regional mobile apps. developer competition which will culminate in a pitching conference on 5th and 6th June 2012. The competition has five categories with each having 5 finalists pitching to a rich audience of investors, development partners, telecoms operators and other industry players from East Africa and across the globe. The registration process for developers and mobile entrepreneurs to take part as contestants is now open.
    The competition also gives companies the opportunity to showcase their applications to Operators, Venture Capital Community, Angel Investors and the ICT community at large, and at the same time the chance win prize money for their companies and applications.
    The eligibility criteria for this year’s competition are laid out here and we have answered some of the questions that have cropped in this section in an effort to make it more interactive.
    The Categories are;

    1. Financial services category
    2. Utilities category
    3. Business and Resource Management Category
    4. Entertainment Category
    5. Mobile Society Category

    Eligible applications and services may use one or a combination of the following mobile applications technologies:-

    • SMS
    • USSD
    • Device native mobile apps
    • Mobile Web
    • Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

    Some Important Dates:

    • 31st March 2012 – Submission Deadline
    • 17th April 2012 - Finalists announced
    • 5th – 6th June 2012 – Competition Days

    Log onto:
    Follow us on Twitter: @pivoteast
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  • January 30, 2012
    6:00 pmto8:00 pm

    Join us on the 30th of January at the iHub for our first MOMO meet up of 2012. We will be having a presentation by Dr. Zhen Liu, Head of Nokia Research Centre Growth Economies Lab, which has research teams in Beijing, Shenzhen, Bangalore and Nairobi.

    About Dr.Zhen

    Before joining Nokia, Zhen was with IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and served as the manager of System Analysis and Optimization group, and the senior manager of the Next Generation Distributed Systems department, and was a master inventor at IBM. Prior to this experience, Zhen worked in Orange Labs (formerly France Telecom R&D) as a Research Associate, and in INRIA (the French national research center on information and automation), first as a Researcher, then became a Research Director.

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  • Mobile Web East Africa 2012 is back!!

    February 22, 2012toFebruary 23, 2012

    Continuing in the tradition of executing one of the best if not the best mobile tech events in East Africa, the AllAmber team led by Matthew Dawes are back with Mobile Web East Africa (MWEA) 2012 which will be held on February 22-23rd at the prestigious Southern Sun-May Fair hotel. I had the pleasure of attending and participating in a panel at the first MWEA event back in  2010, and this event is one you cannot afford to miss. This year MWEA takes at a notch higher with a speaker lineup that is worth it’s weight in Gold. The speaker line up includes:

    • Emma Kaye, CEO, Bozza
    • Paul Kukubo, CEO, Kenya ICT Board
    • John Waibochi, CEO, Virtual City
    • Mark Kaigwa, Partner, Afrinnovator
    • Joseph Sevilla, Director, @iLabAfrica
    • Judith Owigar, President, Akirachix
    • Paul Stemmet, COO, World of Avatar
    • Neil Ahlsten, New Business Development – Africa, Google

    This is one of the most dynamic speaker lineup we’ve seen in a long time, and is sure to keep the attendees well informed on the mobile industry not only in Kenya but in Africa as a general. Looking for inspiration to start that mobile business in Africa? then you want to listen to John Waibochi of Virtual City  winners of the Nokia Grand Challenge Competition, wondering how small is the new big? Judith Owigar , President of Akirachix and winner of Anita Borg award,  will tell you how a simple idea can became a community changer. In short this is an event you don’t want to miss.

    For more information on how to register and attend the event go to


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  • Android developers in Kenya, here’s your chance to take some high quality code courtesy of Amazon and hack up some interesting apps for the local market. Amazon have just announced that the Kindle Fire source code is available for download. Go here

    FYI it’s 809MB so patience is a virtue with a lot of wait

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  • November 17, 2011
    2:00 pmto6:00 pm
    Nigerian ICT Advocate, Gbenga Sesan will be holding a live Google Plus hangout session with finalists of this year’s Android Developer Challenge. This year’s challenge winners include Nigeria’s Afrinolly App, Kenya’s Olalashe and Kenya’s Shoppers’ Delight App. The Google Plus Hangout will be held on Thursday, November 17th at 12 Noon (Lagos Time) (2pm EAT)

    The live session will provide an opportunity for African web developers, entrepreneurs and Internet marketers to hear from the winners about their experience building their winning applications, what their experience has been like since winning the contest and their plans for the future.

    The session will be held in collaboration with Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub, Kenya’s iHub and the Umbono Tech Incubator in Cape Town.

    Interested web developers, entrepreneurs and start-up owners wishing to contribute to the session should please post their questions via the session’s Google Moderator page here before Thursday.

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  • November 21, 2011
    6:00 pmto8:00 pm

    Smile it’s Mobile Monday!!


    After a 2 month break, Mobile Monday is back. Join us on the 21st of November at the iHub as we network with fellow mobile developers, and entrepreneurs. Our speaker will be:


    • Mbugua Njihia–  Symbiotic Media CEO will be talking about Presentation Skills: How to sell your app
    • Planet Rackus-  Ma3Racer Game

    Excellent opportunity to network with other mobile developers,entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. If you’ve registered before for other events please go ahead and register again .If you’d like to be present during the meet up in December please send us an email at and we will set up a slot for you.

    For more information check out:


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