Mukeli Matei

Strathmore University has a new Google Student Ambassador

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Mukeli Matei
Mukeli Matei

Mukeli Matei is the newly appointed 2014/15 Google student ambassador for Strathmore University! Mukeli is a student in the Safaricom Academy Master in Mobile Telecommunications and Innovation. She is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship and is the founder of several startups including FishMate and App Wakili.

She will be travelling to Accra Ghana on the 10th of August to attend the Google Student Ambassadors Summit. At the Summit she will meet other Google Student Ambassadors from the universities across Africa, as well as take part in setting the Agenda for this year’s activities and events.

Mukeli will be the go-to person for Google related activities and events for students in Strathmore University.  You may reach her on email or Twitter as follows:

            • Email- mmatei@strathmore.edu
            • Twitter- @mukelimatei

The Google Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their universities. These ambassadors:

      • Learn about innovative Google products and programs.
      • Plan and host fun events on campus.
      • Act as a campus contact for Google teams.
      • Help Google better understand each university’s culture.

The program is open for students to apply every year for a chance to become the Google student Ambassador for one’s university. Read more about the program here.

MSc. MTI student Winner in Transform Africa Summit in Rwanda

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Mukeli Matei, a scholar in the Safaricom Academy MSc. MTI course emerged a winner in the recently concluded Transform Africa Summit in Rwanda. Mukeli was second Runner up in the most Innovative category.  She was among 25 startups who exhibited their innovations from 32 countries in Africa.

Mukeli Matai with President Kagame and other winners.
Mukeli Matai with President Kagame and other winners.

Mukeli’s innovation was FISHMATE, a mobile application that connects fish farmers, fishermen, fish consumer and industry players in one market place. FISHMATE app provides  a resource of aggregated location-based information on those who seek to get into fish-farming, a wealth of data and resources for those already practicing fish-farming and a market place for the public who seek to buy not from fishermen but fish-farmers near/around them.

The Transform Africa Summit is an event that aims to pool together International participants to set a new agenda for Africa to leapfrog development challenges through the use and uptake of Broadband and related services. This year’s summit was themed “Delivering the future today” which embodied the concept of having a SMART Africa.