That Kenya is the fastest growing technology space in Africa is undeniable. According to InternetWorldstatistics.com, Kenya was ranked 4th among Africa’s top 10 internet countries as at the 2nd quarter of 2012.
Kenyan Internet users increased by 95.63 % in the last one year showing a tremendous growth in the country’s technology fuelled by high number of mobile phone usage, reveals the Communication Commission of Kenya, CCK, 2011/2012 sector report. The use of internet has been on a rising trend, with the figure showing that 44.12 percent of the populations have access to the Internet with majority accessing internet through mobile phones.
For one to get a feel of the many technology startups that have come up in the last 3 years, visit one of the technology hubs in Nairobi, the iHub as they take stock of their accomplishments.
This is what prompted Eye-balls marketing to plan the first ever digital fair set to take place this year from 22nd – 24th November at the Sarit Center in Nairobi.
The Digital Fair is a 3 day event that will bring together researchers, critics, the business network and the public in general to meet, exchange experiences, debate ideas and reflect on essential challenges and the expected impact of digital network technologies in our society.
The Fair is open to the public who will have access to the exhibition venue free of charge to interact with different exhibitors, listen to their presentations, experience technology and buy some of the products on offer. The Fair will offer complete digital experience to visitors interested in the latest digital trends, lifestyle gadgets and other technologies designed to simplify and enrich their lifestyles.
The fair will offer a rare chance to the many start-ups being formed in the various tech hubs to showcase to, and interact with their target market as well as receive feedback on their solutions.
Some of the partners that have confirmed their participation in the fair are, MCSK, Nailab, BAKE and Niaje among others.
Visit their website for more information