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Erik Hersman

Raised in Kenya and Sudan, Erik Hersman is a technologist and blogger who lives in Nairobi.

He is a partner at Savannah Fund, co-founder of Ushahidi, a free and open source platform for crowdsourcing information and visualizing data, founder of AfriGadget, a multi-author site that showcases stories of African inventions and ingenuity, and an African technology blogger at WhiteAfrican.com.

In 2010, he founded the AfriLabs network and iHub, Nairobi’s innovation hub for the technology community, bringing together over 9,000 entrepreneurs, hackers, designers and the investment community. Erik is a TED Senior Fellow, a PopTech Fellow, and speaker and an organizer for Maker Faire Africa.

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