BrandArena: IBM launches Africa's first Innovation Space at Nairobi’s iHub

Monday 27 July 2015

IBM launches Africa's first Innovation Space at Nairobi’s iHub

During the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama in Kenya, IBM  announced a new innovation and collaboration space at iHub – the heart of Nairobi's tech community.

According to the company, Innovation Space will be open to any of iHub's 17,000 members allowing them to drop in and get insight, advice and training from IBM experts in business and technology including scientists from IBM's Africa research lab
IBM Innovation Space @ iHub. Kenyan entrepreneur, Allan Juma, Co-Founder of Bitsoko (left) with Jessica Colaco, Director of Partnerships @iHub and Kennedy Wariua, IBM Ecosystem Development Leader (right) (PRNewsFoto/IBM Corporation)
“With the IBM innovation space at iHub, we are extending our presence right into the heart of the local technical community so that entrepreneurs and start-ups have access to the tools and expertise to succeed in this exciting new era of Africa’s economic development,” said IBM East Africa, Country Manager Nick Nesbitt.

The IBM Innovation Space at iHub, Nairobi will be open from August 2015 and follows in the footsteps of similar spaces in New York, Boston, Uberaba (Brazil), Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Bangalore, New Delhi and Singapore. Nairobi marks the first IBM Innovation Space in Africa with others to follow in the coming months in line with IBM's investment into innovation ecosystems across the continent.

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