The iHub in partnership with Buni Hub will conduct an information outreach workshop for Traction Camp Accelerator Program at Buni Hub on 1st November 2017.

Traction Camp is a regional acceleration program aimed at nurturing startups in East Africa, so as to create globally competitive, growth-oriented, mobile and digital technology businesses. The program is supported by the World Bank Group’s infoDev program and the governments of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Kenya.

The program is currently seeking applications for its Second Cohort. The call for applications will be published in the coming days and will stay open until January 15th, 2018.

We will conduct a series of information outreach workshops across the region for digital entrepreneurs. The main purpose of these workshops is to inform on requirements of the program, introduce the curriculum of the program and some of the key activities.

The workshop will be an eye-opener for all entrepreneurs and especially those planning to participate in the program. Important information and any clarifications about Traction Camp Program will be addressed during the question-answer session at the end of the workshop.


This November, 1,200 young innovators will gather in Hyderabad, India, for the 2017Global Entrepreneurship Summit. In anticipation of the GES, the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative is excited to announce a new resource for young entrepreneurs around the world.

GIST has created an online portal called GIST Mentor Match, which provides young entrepreneurs mentorship opportunities based on the specific needs of a startup and the specific strengths of a mentor. The portal will launch October 30, 2017. The goal of GIST Mentor Match is to break down the barriers that prevent young innovators from seeking out the help of established entrepreneurs. Read more

K15_2033Of all of the millions of subjects you can read about on Wikipedia, subjects relating to Africa have the least coverage. This is due to a number of reasons, but mainly because many people do not know that they can donate their images, videos and audio to Wikipedia.

We need your help to visually celebrate the richness, diversity and beauty of Africa. Read more

22045993_934777150012473_5028715071726894725_nIn the last week of September, Startup Grind Dar es Salaam hosted Jeniffer Shigoli, the founder of Malkia Investments Limited, producers of Bubbly detergent, Elea Reusable Pads and Soma chalks. She shared her entrepreneurial story with our community and here is snapshot of it, for those who missed the event.

Jennifer’s Entrepreneurial Journey Read more

Article By: Carol Ndosi

K15_9670My name is Carol Moses Ndosi; I am a social and business entrepreneur; founder and CEO of Alta Vista Events, The Nyama Choma Festival brand as well as the chairperson for Mamaendeleo, a not for profit charitable organisation aimed at uplifting the welfare of women particularly around socio-economic activities focused around income generating projects and financial inclusion.

May I begin by thanking all the organisers Civil Society Initiative and The Aga Khan Foundation for this great platform. Read more