First wrote code at age 15. Co-founded a tech startup while in his senior year at Strathmore University. John has 6+ years experience professional software development across different tech stacks. He's designed, architected, written and led engineering teams to build robust web and mobile applications. Has always had a soft spot for Linux server administration and it's no surprise that he's currently at peace with DevOps. Other areas of interest include data science, artificial intelligence,astronomy and aviation.
Outside the tech world he enjoys reading, theatre plays, poetry, listening to the diverse music of the world. He believes in an individual's wellbeing and hence voluntarily spends some of his free time mentoring, guiding and teaching students at different levels of studies. Firm believer in human acts such as saying thank you to the cook,whispering a silent prayer and sparing some quality time for family or friends around you.
Has participated in a couple of half marathons, will choose hiking over the gym any day, speaks four languages. Still perfecting his Japanese and intends to learn 2 new languages. On a more broader aspect, John is super passionate about Africa's development and looks forward to using the knowledge he has (and continues to acquire) to drive growth and capacity.
Merkeb MengistuDirector of Marketing (Ethiopia)
Merkeb Mengistu has over 7 years experience in sales & marketing. She has experience in the FMCG, IT training and mobile industry. She first ventured into her professional journey with a law degree,
Dephence MrundeBusiness Development Associate (Kenya)
Dephence is passionate about tech entrepreneurship and believes that lack is an opportunity to innovate. Her love for innovation and technology drove her to join University of Nairobi to study Computer
Cynthia NjeriBusiness Development Associate (Kenya)
Cynthia Njeri holds a degree in Bachelor of Business Information Technology(BBIT) from Strathmore University. Cynthia began her career as a Project Coordinator at the HP Center in Strathmore University
Muthoni NjokiMarketing Associate (Kenya)
Muthoni is a tech enthusiast who can not code to save her life but can sell you a good story. She began working at a technology startup based in Nairobi while still in university as a brand ambassador
Michael SaisiSr. Web App Engineer/ Trainer (Kenya)
Mike is an end-to-end full-stack developer specialized in web and software development with expertise in analysis, problem abstraction and continuous integration of best practices, emerging technologies
Hiruy AmanuelCo-Founder & Director of Incubation (Ethiopia)
A Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Hiruy Amanuel has established himself as a prominent regional investor in recent years. He started his career in San Francisco after identifying a business opportunity in