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Why are people in the slums not starting innovative businesses for a global market?

The question might sound strange but I will guide you through it. My argument is that with the access to internet you have access to knowledge, with the access to knowledge you can create some incredible things. For example build an innovative business on a global scale. So today even people in the slums can…

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Phase 2 – Time to move on…

Tomorrow it’s time for phase two in The Startup Adventure. I’m leaving The Nailab, Nairobi, Kenya for Technopark Tbi, Trivandrum India Thank you Sam Gichuru, Lynn Sellanga and Eunice Mutindi for a great stay at Nailab. Here is some facts about the next stop: Technopark is widely acknowledged as India’s most advanced and prestigious technology…

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Living on hand-to-mouth basis

Today was the ground breaking event for the huge investment building the Konza-city. In another part of Nairobi it was just another day… As a part of this project i’m trying to understand what’s motivating people. When I see this kinds of environments, I realize why some people are willing to undertake immoral actions. The…

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Guest lecturer at Nailab – Sharing knowledge

Last friday I had the opportunity to give something back to Nailab for their hospitality. We did a two hour lecture and workshop on The Business Model Canvas.

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Another perspective

Words from a young entrepreneur in Kenya “You know at this time, I was a young man who has just started making some money for himself and that feeling of contentness sets in coupled up with social pressure that faces many other youths and a compelling desire to burn up the money on entertainment is…

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