Wifi in Nairobi, Kenya at the iHub

As you know, that thing called “WIFI” is slightly important to funding my travels — and that’s exactly why I was so stoked to find the iHub upon arrival in Nairobi. It’s an amazing facility funded by Ushahidi (where my friend Erik Hersman is Director of Operations). Decently fast internet spots in Nairobi seem few and far between, but this place is wonderful and offers a great entrepreneurship culture complete with a foosball table and Pete’s coffee (how can you beat that?)! Dan and I have been able to be quite productive the last few days following our adventure to Mount Kilimanjaro that took us off the grid for 7 days in Tanzania.

After spending the last 6 months traveling, I can confidently confidently say I wish there were facilities like this in more cities across the globe. Perhaps a “network” of these facilities across the globe is in order — I’m willing to bet there would be some fantastic innovation if wondering tech nomads were to band together and form a few web businesses.

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow.com from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and myKRO.org, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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