Close to 20 years since technology started heating roads in Kenya, Kisumu city and Western part of Kenya has lacked the zeal to provide the enthusiasts of the lake side with technological advancements. Kisumu is specifically a town known for the splendid lifestyle its dwellers lead. Local researches have estimated that close to 90% of phones owned by the Westerners are Smartphones. Lakehub is located at Harleys Building, 2nd Floor, opp I&M Bank, Along Oginga Odinga Road – Kisumu.
All is not lost though as Lakehub – an open community created for bringing together the tech-enthusiasts of Western Kenya has started rolling out its programmes. Aimed at supporting individuals and businesses with an interest in technology, LakeHub brings together programmers, creatives and entrepreneurs by connecting them to resources, partners, and mentorship programmes which will help them establish profitable technology businesses and startups in Western Kenya.
LakeHub will regularly be hosting tech-infused events including but not limited to Hack-a-thons, Technical Workshops, and a semester-long Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) program. Its members will be connected to training materials, competitions, tech-trends and opportunities where technology can support business and industry. Techno-enthusiast members of the group will also be gathering every Saturday @ 1PM providing an open space to share skills, code together and hang-out.
Founded by four great people, the hub is expected to turn the tables in Western Kenya and especially the lakeside city of Kisumu. Its also expected to provide tech-based solutions to the ever growing technology market in the entire region. It will make it possible for the local community to be lovers and doers of technology. This they will do by taking part in coming up with the applications that matter for them. Its most likely that Kenya will soon launch an application which will help fishermen communicate effectively or rather detect which side of the lake to go catch enough fish.
Members of the public who would to be members of Lakehub are requested to register here.