Certified Mobile Technology Program

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Certified Mobile Technology


Still wondering what’s next after Form Four studies? Worry no more!! Strathmore University is offering Certified Mobile Technology course just for you! The course is designed to help you develop world-class applications and equips you with entrepreneurial skills to present, market and launch your applications. The course will help you understand trends in the mobile industry.
The units include:
 Android development
 Fundamentals in IT
 Internet of Things
 Introduction to data analytics
 Mobile Technology Trends
 Introduction to Microsoft Office
 Entrepreneurship
 Communication skills and ethics
 Career Mentorship

Payments should be made to:
Standard Chartered Bank
(Any branch in Kenya)
A/C No: 010 204 484 4 000
Karen Branch
Students to report with deposit slips
Intakes in 22nd January 2018
Minimum Requirement: C+


To register, visit http://www.ilabafrica.ac.ke For enquiries
Kindly Contact Sharon: 0729876680/0703034616/0703 034617
Email: sanyanga@strathmore.edu


Certificate in Data Science

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90% of the world’s data has been created in just the past few years. Faced with overwhelming amounts of data, organizations are struggling to extract the powerful insights they need to make smarter business decisions. To help uncover the true value of your data, @iLabAfrica, Strathmore University is offering a course on Introduction to Data Science and Big Data Analytics for all professionals looking to harness data in new, innovated ways and make data driven decisions.


• Theory and practice behind recommendation engines
• Network and graphical modeling
• Anomaly detection
• Hypothesis testing
• Machine learning, and big data analytics.

Course Description

This course will give you a full overview of the Data Science journey. It will guide you on:
• How to clean and prepare your data for analysis
• How to perform basic visualization programming techniques to your data
• How to model your data using python
• Apply data science techniques to an organization’s data management challenges.
• Identify and avoid common pitfalls in big data analytics.
• Deploy machine learning algorithms to mine your data.
• Interpret analytical models to make better business decisions.
• And finally, how to present your findings and wow the audience

Target Audience

The training will sensitize students interested in Medicine, Engineering, Actuarial Science, Software Developers, Financial Economics and other top careers on the rapidly developing world of data science and analytics.

Program Structure

This program will run twice annually:

First Module:
January – March

Second Module:
May – July


Participants interested should bring the following items to Strathmore University located in Madaraka Estate, Ole Sangale Road:
• Original and Copy of birth certificate
• Three passport size photographs
• Originals and copy of ID or passport
• Registration fees of 1,000/=
• KCSE Results slip: Mean grade B+; Mathematics
A-; and English A-. Computer Studies is added


For more Information write to brian.mwandau@strathmore.edu or call +254714431590


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The Age of Cryptocurrency is here with us, are you ready?
@iLabAfrica in collaboration with Strathmore Business School is hosting a breakfast session on “The Age of Cryptocurrency“.
How is the technology behind bitcoin and blockchain changing Money, Business and the world? 
Join us on 25th January 2018 at Strathmore Business School Auditorium as we discuss what is cryptocurrency and why you should care, how cryptocurrency is disrupting the use of money and how cryptocurrency will disrupt your business among others.
To Register CLICK HERE
or RSVP to Tracy on tweru@strathmore.edu or call 0724 239 020

Big Data Training

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@iLabAfrica held the Oracle Big Data training facilitated in partnership with Oracle Kenya.

The training focused on Big Data by analysing data generated in different formats. The cohort was trained on how to acquire and organize diverse data, analyze data sources alongside existing data to discover new insights and capitalize on hidden trends.

The cohort comprised of 27 students from 9 universities namely: Strathmore University (SU), United States International University Africa (USIU), Multimedia University (MU), Moi University, University of Nairobi (UoN), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) and Technical University of Kenya (TUK).

The cohort learned various topics including; Introduction to Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and Analytics among others.

The cohort enjoyed the practical sessions as the tools were easy to use as the trainers had mastery of content. The hands on interaction sessions with the analytics tools and data storage was praised by the participants. Experience gained using Tableau, Qlik sense and python programs for machine learning was beneficial for practical skill development.

The next training will be held in the first quarter of the year 2018.

40 start-ups shortlisted for the Standard Chartered Bank, in Partnership with Strathmore University Women in Tech Incubator Fund.

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The Tech Incubator has shortlisted 40 teams for the Kes 20 million Standard Chartered Women in Tech Incubator capacity building programme.  The 40 have been shortlisted from more than 200 applications in the initiative targeting women-led start up teams of 2 – 3 people leveraging on technology as a key driver of innovation in business. The applicants were drawn from the general public, schools, colleges and universities in Kenya.

The 40 teams will advance to the selection pitch, a two stage process (semi-final and final) that will see only 10 of the best selected for the incubation program to compete for up to KES. 1 million in seed funding.

Dr. Joseph Sevilla, Director of @iBizAfrica- Strathmore University, noted that through the incubator program female-led startups in the ICT sector are envisaged to transform Kenya through innovation.

“This marks the beginning of a journey of innovation that will see top 10 female-led startups transform into viable businesses. We congratulate the shortlisted teams and wish them the best of luck in the remaining selection stages. It’s very encouraging that we received applications from all over the country! We believe the shortlisted teams have great potential for advancing to the finals. We thank our experienced judges for helping us shortlist the top 40 out of more than 180 applications,” added Dr. Joseph Sevilla.

The teams were shortlisted based on performance in the programme’s 100 points criteria such as female founder eligibility above 18 years, Teams of at least three people who demonstrated capacity to execute: clearly defined roles, balanced skill set (team lead, business development, product development and marketing). Addressing problems and solution innovation, availability of Market opportunity and social impact in Kenya.

The launch of the programme in Kenya follows a successful rollout of a similar initiative in USA by Standard Chartered.  The Bank first launched the programme to support women in technology in 2014 at the City College of New York where it created the Women Entrepreneurs Resource Center. The US program includes a dedicated workspace, mentorship, coursework and access to an extensive network designed to support entrepreneurs navigating the challenges of starting a business.

The shortlisted teams are:

  1. Majik Water
  2. Grassroots Bima
  3. Taimba Ltd
  4. Zoa
  5. Sakal Africa Limited
  6. Redhunt
  7. Tekkies Kenya Bn-N6gcpm
  8. Helvetian Company Limited
  9. Botlab Limited
  10. Savanna Circuit Technologies Ltd
  1. Bim Registry
  2. Catapult Studios
  3. Greymate Care
  4. Jobonics
  5. Lindaafya
  6. Gari Soko Consulting
  7. Esvendo
  8. Bamboo Design Afrika Ltd
  9. Bima Kenya Agency Ltd
  10. Mimea Poa Consultancy
  11. Beta Art Kenya
  12. Bismart Insurance Agency Ltd
  13. Nekkta
  14. Zydii
  15. Avopower
  16. Gawana Rideshare
  17. Unified Arts
  18. Niokoe App
  19. MotoAlarm
  20. Cnc Kenya
  21. Brightgreen Renewable Energy
  22. The Magunga Bookstore
  23. Bar Limited
  24. Zalika Creatives Limited
  25. Farmallke
  26. Mzurii Kenya
  27. African Solutional Technology
  28. Rickard Retail Watch
  29. Somethinggrown Company Ltd
  30. Bluewave Insurance Agency Limited

For more information contact Bernard Chiira on bchira@strathmore.edu

Have an Idea? Get funded!

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Program: IDEA Foundation Seed Stage Accelerator Cohort 2 2017

Deadline call for applications-30th November 2017


The IDEA Foundation Seed Stage Accelerator is a three months long incubation program that empowers entrepreneurs to launch globally scalable innovation-driven startups that solve relevant local challenges.


Selection-Our selection process is a unique full-day workshop and pitch presentation (after a week) where participants are trained and equipped with the most relevant lean startup tools to conduct customer discovery and validation. Teams then pitch to demonstrate customer-problem fit. The teams are also trained and equipped with the tools and skills for business modeling. They develop a business model to be tested during the incubation period. Teams that pass the selection interview and already having proof of concept and early traction (users and customers) proceed to submit an application for seed funding to IDEA Foundation.

Training-Selected teams undergo an intense two weeks curriculum designed to quickly orient them into the nuances of business skills, entrepreneurship and lean startup techniques. The training will equip the participants with the knowledge and skills across entrepreneurship, business modeling, team development, business processes, presentation skills and pitching, product development and lean startup methodology. Classes take place in the evening from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Mentoring and Coaching-Teams will have access to top mentors and coaches from industry and Strathmore University.

MVP and Proof of Concept-Concurrently with the training, teams embark on building an MVP for proof of concept. They also run experiment to test the business model. The duration for this is one month. Teams pitch to demonstrate proof of concept and to submit application for seed funding.

Seed Funding-Applications for seed funding are submitted to the selection committee that approves them of review by the Idea Foundation Investment Committee. Applicants can apply up to KES. 500,000.

Who Should Apply

The program is open to teams lead by Strathmore Students and Alumni only. Women and alumni are highly encouraged to apply.

The program is open to small synergized entrepreneurial teams with balanced skill sets, relevant experience and passion to execute and succeed.

Selection Criteria

  1. Applicants must be Strathmore Students or Alumni (At least one applicant in the team).
  2. Applicants must be in a team of 2 to three people with relevant technical and business skills required in the startup.
  3. Applicants must be physically available to participate in the program during the entire duration of the program.
  4. Only the applicants that will successfully complete the selection workshop will be admitted into the program.
  5. Applicant must demonstrate innovation and address relevant local challenges with impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

Themed Categories for the Program

  1. Agritech-Innovations in agriculture
  2. Edtech-Innvations in edcation
  3. Healthcare
  4. Fintech
  5. Energy
  6. Governance and Ethics

Duration: 3 months

Click here or on the image to apply.


  1. Open Call for Applications- 31st October 2017
  2. Deadline call for applications-30th November 2017
  3. Incubation – December 2017- April 2018


3 Reasons why you should consider becoming a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

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A common saying among cybersecurity professionals’ is that: There are two kinds of organizations in the world, those that know they have been hacked, and those that have been hacked and they don’t know it yet.

In the 2015 annual Kenya cyber security report, Serianu consulting firm, observed that 7 out of 10 companies are at risk of cyber-attack. Moreover, these companies are not prepared to handle such situations.

It is through this report that Certified Ethical Hackers (CEH) – also known as a white hat hackers – are hired to explore security weaknesses that are inherent in all computer systems, documenting their findings and offering recommendations to organisations on ways security systems can be improved before malicious hackers (black hats) take advantage.

CEH are skilled ICT professional who understand and know how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems, and are hired to use their expertise to lawfully break into computer systems.

Here are three reasons why investing in a career as a CEH is a wise move.

  1. Number of cyber security attacks is on the rise.

With the increase in technology adoption, organisations and individuals are experiencing attacks targeting mobile phones, operating systems, web-based applications, industrial systems and devices, connected to networks. An ethical hacker is then best placed to assess the level of risk exposure and advise on the necessary action to take so as to prevent an attack.

Kenya has seen a rise in the implementation of e-services in private and public sectors, which has significantly increased the number of threats organisations face. Additional risks have emerged from the introduction of the undersea internet cables as well as the automation of banking services.

  1. Increase in Cyber security Jobs

According to Forbes magazine, the cyber security sector is expected to grow to more than $ 170 billion by the year 2020, making it the fastest growing employment segments in Information Technology.

On August 18, 2017, Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) issued a Guidance Note identifying and mitigating cyber risks. The Guidance Note targets institutions’ licensed under the Banking Act, set to develop and implement programs that mitigate cyber security risks.

Amongst the requirements of the Guidance Note, institutions are required to conduct threat and vulnerability assessment tests, reporting to the board of the respective organisations and CBK on their findings annually.

  1. Cyber security affects all job roles in an organisation

Companies have to take extra steps to secure sensitive data in each department. This exercise cuts across all departments in the organisation, whether the employees are working within the corporate network or traveling with mobile devices containing company data.

To learners with the necessary skills to handle these new trends, Strathmore University, through @iLabAfrica Research and Innovation Centre, is offering a Certified Ethical Hacker certification which is globally recognised and endorsed by the United States Department of Defense in its mandate DoD 8570.

The program consists of 18 modules that cover over 270 attack tools and techniques used globally by hackers to break into systems. Learners are given the practical techniques which mimic the environment found in a live production computer network.

This course is of significant benefit to anyone concerned with the integrity of their computer network infrastructure such as security officers, auditors, system administrators and security consultants. To get more information, contact Richard on rotolo@strathmore.edu.

Richard Otolo is the IT Security manager at @iLabAfrica