Why Tech Hubs Matter

From Timbuktu Chronicles Mon Feb 25 2013, 06:00:00

Jonathan Kalan writing in Wamda:

courtesy of Kinu Hub Tanzania

In a region with a near-total absence of true "3rd spaces"- physical spaces like coffee shops, libraries, and internet cafes, Africa's "hub boom" has emerged to fill the gap, fostering openness, access, collaboration, education and sharing in Kenya's tech community, while offering nodes for international exchange, where people like Eric Schmidt can drop in to get a sense of what's going on.

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