Google Funds Kenya’s iHub And KENET With Over $300,000

Google has announced Sh28million (about $320,000) in funding for Kenya’s first tech innovation hub, iHub. Some funding also goes to the Kenya Education Network (KENET). Google has been partners with iHub since its inception as Google continues to drive an increase in internet usage in Kenya.

iHub has received about Sh12Million in funding from Google and Co-founder Erik Hersman says the funds will go into expanding the iHub’s infrastructure. The hub also plans to set up a User Experience testing lab and a project to display newsfeed within the tech community called “Exchangeboard Project”. iHub also has plans to create a supercomputer environment to host data-intensive apps.

KENET on the other hand hopes to use Google’s funding to improve internet connectivity in about six educational institutions across Kenya.

Source: IT News Africa


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