Erik Hersman is the founder of iHub Nairobi, an open space for the technologists, investors, tech companies, and hackers in the area.
Erik Hersman is a technologist, blogger, and commentator who is specialized in the impact and application of technology throughout Africa. Raised in Sudan and Kenya, he runs two popular websites: WhiteAfrican and AfriGadget.
Hersman is currently the CEO of BRCK, an integrated hardware and software company. Prior to that, he co-founded Ushahidi, a software company that develops free and open-source software for information collection, visualization, and interactive mapping.
Erik Hersman obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Florida State University.
Founder & CEO
Oct 10, 2013 - Current (about 3 years)
Mar 1, 2010 - Current (over 6 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (3)Update
|Sep 3, 2016||TechCrunch - Mark Zuckerberg’s Africa tour tracks tech’s growing interests on the continent|
|Jul 6, 2016||TechCrunch - Africa Roundup: eBay expands, Ushahidi upgrades, Africa Internet Group rebrands|
|May 3, 2016||Tech Moran - Angani co-founders claim to have been defrauded of over $50,000 by investors|
|May 3, 2016||TechCabal - The Angani saga isn’t quite over, ousted founders allege unpaid debt|
|Mar 14, 2016||TechCabal - Kenya’s iHub is taking on investment in a push towards financial sustainability|
|Mar 14, 2016||Disrupt Africa - Kenya’s iHub raises funding to scale operations|
|Mar 4, 2016||TechCrunch - Africa Roundup: Goldman backs startup African Internet Group to become continent’s 1st unicorn|
|Feb 16, 2016||Disrupt Africa - Ushahidi, BRCK co-founder Rotich joins $50m Africa Technology Ventures|