Wednesday, May 23, 2007

ICT Entreprenuership Talk

After an early career in the Royal Marines Richard Bell started Swift Global in Nairobi in 1994. He subsequntly started Kenya Data Networks (KDN) in 2002 before selling both and going to the London Business School as a Sloan Fellow at the end of 2004. in 2006 he formed East
Africa Capital Partners (EACP) a venture capital firm investing in technology companies. Their first transaction was the acquisition and subsequent sale of Africa Online and three weeks ago they concluded a multi billion shilling investment into Wananchi Online to transform it into a pan african broadband infrastructure operator. He was founding chairman of TESPOK, founding chairman of the Kenya Internet Exchange (KIXP) and founding chairman of the Kenya Network
Information Center (KENIC).

He will be at (E001 Lecture Theater, School of Engineering, University of Nairobi) from about 3.00 pm (His presentation starts at 4pm - no late comers) on Friday 25 May to give a talk about his life as an ICT Entrepreneur in Kenya, his advice to the next generation of entrepreneurs, and, his thoughts on where the
opportunities are over the next ten years in Kenya.

Afterwards, he will be available for chat at Blu Corner in Nakumatt Lifestyle.

This is especially targeting University, College students.

1 comment:

Jean-Antoine said...

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I am an entrepreneur, quite new in Nairobi coming from France. I am currently launching a web site here in Kenya, called
This is a market place for micro jobs, present in over 50 countries, which allows Kenyan workers or micro-entrepreneurs to bid for micro jobs all around the world, without them having to leave Kenya. More info on
I hope to see many entrepreneurs or potential entrepreneur tomorrow and users.