Slum tech millionaires

(Salim Virani) #1

Had some interesting ideas with Octopizzo about teaching Kiberans to launch tech businesses. Africans watch Kenyans and raising the profile of a few early successes could trigger a tipping point. P2p ed could enable a wave. Particularly self-propagating ed like village accelerator.

Now there’s an ISP in Kibera. If adoption picks up, I’d like to get on it.

At the beginning of September poa! Internet began to ramp up its sales and marketing activity. It now offers access all over Kibera with 55 access points with Wi-Fi hot-spots. If slums could be celebrities then Kibera is Kenya’s celebrity slum. This city within a city has – with some nearby rural edge of city areas – a population of 3.1 million