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A podcast covering the Nairobi startup ecosystem; the players, dynamics, lessons, success stories etc

Chini ya Maji Podcast Impact Africa Network

    • Society & Culture

A podcast covering the Nairobi startup ecosystem; the players, dynamics, lessons, success stories etc

    Founder Series: Mutethia Mbaabu CEO & Co-Founder @ MarketForce 360

    Founder Series: Mutethia Mbaabu CEO & Co-Founder @ MarketForce 360

    Hi Chini ya Maji Family!

    On this episode, we hosted Mutethia Mbaabu, Co- Founder CEO and of MarketForce 360, a company that helps consumer brands digitize field sales and increasing their channels of distribution. Call it the salesforce for Africa.
    In this episode, Mbaabu who began entrepreneurship at an early age highlights his background, customer relations as well as his startup journey and lessons learnt therein.

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    • 24 min
    Founder Series: Andrew Mutua CEO & Founder @ Pesakit

    Founder Series: Andrew Mutua CEO & Founder @ Pesakit

    Hi Chini Ya Maji Family! We had the privilege of hosting Andrew Mutua CEO & Founder of Pesakit and a Nairobian to the bone!

    PesaKit is revolutionizing last-mile access to financial services and digital commerce through mobile money agents, for everyone, everywhere.

    In this episode, Andrew takes us through his background and of special interest is how he made the major decision to shift from sports to computing. A decision in which his mum played a big role in.

    In the building of his company, he perfectly articulates his experience from market research, customer relations and fundraising.

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    • 34 min
    Founder Series: Henrik Barck, CEO & Founder @ Afripods

    Founder Series: Henrik Barck, CEO & Founder @ Afripods

    Hi Chini Ya Maji Family! We had the privilege of hosting Henrik Barck Founder and CEO of Afripods, a platform for podcasts. With an 18 year background in the digital sector, Henrik's story is that of success and failure in equal measure. He was however able to overcome two major setbacks, to be who he is today.

    In this episode, he takes us through his journey in the media space, humorously articulating his experience, from 1993 to present. He also highlights some of the companies he has founded as well as major lessons from his setbacks.

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    • 47 min
    Founder Series: Paul Kimani, CEO and Founder @ WorkPay

    Founder Series: Paul Kimani, CEO and Founder @ WorkPay

    Hi Chini Ya Maji Family!

    We had the privilege of hosting Paul Kimani Co-Founder and CEO of Work Pay. His story is one that you will not only learn from but also be greatly motivated. He is a perfect example of beating all odds to achieve your goals. Paul was able to use all his skills to create his brand and grow as an entrepreneur. Having started his entrepreneur journey at an early age, and growing all the way to ownership of a company, he articulates his experience from market research, customer relations to fundraising perfectly.

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    • 32 min
    Founder Series: Towett Ng'etich, CEO and Founder @ Uthabiti Healthcare

    Founder Series: Towett Ng'etich, CEO and Founder @ Uthabiti Healthcare

    Hi Chini ya Maji family! 

    As the global pandemic rolls into another week, we are here to make sure you stay informed and inspired by our guests and their stories.This week we hosted Towett Ng'etich, Founder and C.E.O at Uthabiti Healthcare, a pharmaceutical company founded on the need to increase access to safe medicines across communities. He is a young entrepreneur who at an early age  saw a problem in the pharmaceutical space and opted to find a solution for it!  He tells us his story and experience working in the startup world and the importance of building your brand to help in fundraising! Be motivated and enlightened.

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    • 35 min
    Professional Series: Dr. Lawrence Nderu, Professor @JKUAT

    Professional Series: Dr. Lawrence Nderu, Professor @JKUAT

    Hi Chini Ya Maji Family!

    Another week another special episode. From the field of academia, our guest this week is Dr. Lawrence Nderu, a professor in the computer Science department in JKUAT, with a PhD in AI from the University of Paris. His deep rooted passion for technology is evident not only through his academic achievements, but also in his day to day routine and understanding of matters computing. 

    His story is one of childhood love for academia cultivated throughout the growth process turned career and passion. He believes in the constant learning process. His point of view on all matters of AI and innovation is just mind blowing!

    Dr Lawrence is also part of the Impact Africa Network Community as an instructor at JENGA School, a 12 month intensive program where you can get the chance to jump start your Data Science and AI career. Our mission is to unleash Africa’s genius. Every aspect of this weeks podcast is a learning experience! 

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    • 45 min

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