Erik Hersman


Where Africa and technology collide... Co-founder of @Ushahidi, @iHub Nairobi, @BRCKnet and @SavannahFund. Senior TED and PopTech Fellow. ‘Nole.

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The Kenya hackathon has begun. Join today and tomorrow starting at 10am. #AHT13

Deputy President Ruto has arrived. Watch out for traffic along Mombasa road shortly.

I just got an amazing custom “masked piki rider” gift from the fantastic team. Thanks!

Hypocrisy much? Don’t you get a fine in Kenya if you don’t carry a spare tyre as well as warning triangles?

The 2nd cohort kicks off with 4 companies from Kenya, Ghana, Uganda.

A transformer robot made in Kenya for the Nairobi Kids Hacker Camp to learn from this week.

Getting to see the ever dynamic of Splash.

At the Hub Seattle with and - great space!

Hah! Nothing else might work, but by God we’ll get a duty free tent up at JKIA…

Also, the appreciation award of the year from the community goes to James Orengo to cut the cake.

You gotta love guys, starts pitching me on his traffic app at the party.

The community celebrates 3 years at today. Great work everyone!

The most absurd security theatre. Uganda makes you jump out of the vehicle 500m from the airport for a shakedown.

I’m at one of the first co-working tech spaces in East Africa and part of

I’m sure it’s to stop terrorists, not to monitor people, that Uganda wants you to register your SIM card

Keynote speaker speaks at #PivotEast

I think I just found the top #PivotEast contender for worst deck. See from Habari.

“Sleepout is essentially a hybrid between AirBnB and

First #PivotEast Fireside Chat is on what is holding back East African startups from becoming successful businesses

#PivotEast is kicked off by in Kampala!