Nairobi’s co-working space, iHub, has joined the 1776 Startup Federation, a network of top incubator programs and hubs across the world curated by the US-based technology incubator and venture fund, 1776.

iHub says its induction into Startup Federation will come in as a worthy tailwind for African hubs and innovation. “This collaboration will better enable African startups to collaborate, grow and compete on a global scale. In turn, entrepreneurs globally can now benefit from the vibrant space, talent and networks the iHub has to offer,” the hub said in an announcement post.

The collaboration with 1776 is coming on the back of iHUB successfully hosting the regional finals of the 2015 1776 Challenge Cup which came to Africa for the first time this year, as well as the recent visit of Barack Obama to Nairobi.

These, iHUB says, have shown that Nairobi is a hub for enterprise and capable African innovators.

Donna Harris, co-founder and co-CEO of 1776 said:  “We see enormous financial opportunity and social impact in working with iHub to uncover these hidden gems and  get them connected to the global startup stage.”

Gbenga Onalaja Author

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