Kenya, tech eldorado in East Africa. Tech giants have invaded Nairobi, which is hosting the “Africa Tech Summit” this Wednesday. Nicknamed the “Silicon Savannah”, it is one of the most important technological nodes of the continent.
Africa Tech Summit
Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Twitter … The tech giants have invaded Nairobi, which is hosting the “Africa Tech Summit” this Wednesday, February 15. Thanks to its talents and its good Internet connection among others, the Kenyan capital is one of the most important technological centers on the African continent. Kenya, tech eldorado in East Africa Tech giants have invaded Nairobi, which is hosting the “Africa Tech Summit” this Wednesday. Nicknamed the “Silicon Savannah”, it is one of the most important technological nodes of the continent.
This Wednesday, February 15, in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital hosted the “Africa Tech Summit“, a major digital meeting in Africa. For two days, entrepreneurs, investors and various players in the sector will meet to exchange and network.
What better place than the Kenyan capital to host this fifth edition? Nicknamed the “Silicon Savannah”, Nairobi is indeed one of the most important technological hubs of the continent, alongside Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa.
The city has already seen the arrival of several tech giants: Microsoft has established a research and development center there, Google announced last April that it was going to do the same, and Amazon has created a remote computer server center in Nairobi.
Kenya is attractive because the country does not lack assets: the “Silicon Savannah” has a good Internet network.
Kenyan success story
BuuPass, a Kenyan mobility platform that allows travelers to book seats and make payments online, has raised $1.3 million in pre-seed funding. The funding was provided by a consortium of foreign investors, including Founders Factory Africa, Ajim Capital, Google Black Founders Fund… It will be used to fund BuuPass’ expansion in its domestic market and in the East African sub-region.
Kenya, a tech eden in East Africa
“The funding will allow us to invest in growth activities, increasing our market share in East Africa, with a focus on Kenya and Uganda. We will hire a team, and technology experts so that we can build systems at scale, as our plan is to become a pan-African infrastructure for long-distance transport,” commented Sonia Kabra, co-founder of BuuPass.