ISHOW Kenya: Nairobi May 10, 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 winners!

2018 Finalists

George Chege
George Chege
Smart Brooder

The Smart Brooder is an environmental controller that assists farmers in automatically monitoring and controlling their chicken coops. It reduces reliance on charcoal as a source of heat and encourages the use of infrared bulbs, which are highly efficient and have minimal impacts on the environment.

Samuel Castro
Samuel Castro
Biogas Milk Chiller

The Biogas Milk Chiller by SimGas enables off-grid dairy farmers to store, deliver, and sell the highest possible quantity of milk. Milk is kept cool over night until it is delivered/sold the next day. This decreases milk spoilage and increases income potential for dairy farmers.

Ishmael Hezekiah
Ishmael Hezekiah
Bentos Fuels

Bentos Fuels is an innovative process of recycling harvested water hyacinth, which is an invasive plant species, and mixing it with paper sludge and charred waste biomass. This innovations produces a unique resin extruded into smokeless charcoal briquettes that are efficient and affordable.

Manon Lavaud
Manon Lavaud
Musana Cart

Musana Cart provides the tools and support to street vendors to achieve a clean, sustainable, and dependable work environment. It incorporates a solar panel in the canopy, which provides vendor with light in the evenings while replacing kerosene lamps. It also replaces charcoal for cooking with a more efficient, eco-friendly alternative fuel.

Grace Nakibaala
Grace Nakibaala
PedalTap

PedalTap is a no-touch, cost-effective, water-dispensing system actuated by a foot-pedal. It can be connected to any tap system and is designed to reduce the spread and frequency of infectious diseases in public spaces.

Anastasia Kaschenko
Anastasia Kaschenko
Majik Water

Majik Water is creating a new source of affordable, safe, and accessible drinking water to people in the world's driest places. It uses cutting-edge technology combined with locally-adapted design to harvest water from the atmosphere and deliver it to communities that need it most.

Austin Ng'andu
Austin Ng'andu
Vegetation Chopping Machine

The Vegetation Chopping Machine chops maize stalks, twigs, and grass for longer term storage of livestock feed. It helps provide feed during the dry season when there is little or no pasture and improves the living standards of small-scale farmers and the livestock on which they depend.

Julius Mugaga
Julius Mugaga
Lumenda

Lumenda is an affordable and portable device for rapid and accurate diagnosis of neonatal bacterial meningitis in low-resource settings. It is designed to save the lives of thousands of neonates each year who are not treated properly due to the high cost of diagnosis.

Anthony Karimi Muthungu
Anthony Karimi Muthungu
Artificial Intelligent Blind Stick

The Artificial Intelligent Blind Stick is a smart electronic walking stick designed to assist the blind. It allows users to navigate without hindrances from obstacles and provides communications via earphones and a vibrating grip.

Social voting has ended!

Meet our Kenya Judges

Kamau Gachigi
Kamau Gachigi
"Maker" Rockstar
- Gearbox

Executive Director of the Gearbox in Kenya. Holds a U.S. patent in electronic materials. Published 27 scientific papers on technology and innovation.

Dr. Beatrice Murage
Dr. Beatrice Murage
Senior Scientist Health Informatics
- Philips Research Africa

Beatrice is a systems leader experienced in healthcare, startups, digital technology, big data, and analytics. She is passionate about creating and applying digital solutions to strengthen healthcare services in emerging markets and to progress the larger UN  SDGs. Beatrice is actively involved in the Women in Technology scene in Africa and Europe. She is a medical doctor and a certified Project Management Professional, with an International MBA and Master Business Analytics & Big Data from IE Business School, Spain.

Theodore Kamau
Theodore Kamau
System & Production Engineer
- KOKO Networks.

A Mechatronic engineer enthusiastic about tailoring tech solutions to improve the community. Has won awards in the innovation space and helped shape ideas into market products. Loves to share ideas over a cup of coffee.

Grace Burleson
Grace Burleson
Water USA
- Oregon State University

Current research works to integrate and evaluate improved clean water and cooking technologies for institutions, such as schools and hospitals, in low-resource contexts.

Peter Kyeyune
Peter Kyeyune
Fellow
- Engineering For Change

Responsible for content development via data framework design and normalization for solutions presented on the Engineering for Change Solutions Library platform focusing on the Transport Solutions. 

Anand Sethupathy
Anand Sethupathy
Managing Director, Programs & Philanthropy
- ASME

Experienced Corporate Social Responsibility professional with specialized expertise in building programs that enable the nonprofit / NGO sector to leverage technology to scale and accelerate social impact. Previously built and managed software products for the Nonprofit and Corporate Sectors. 

George Chege
George Chege
CTO
- Arinifu Technologies

2017 ISHOW Finalist.  2018 ISHOW Winner.  2019 ISHOW Judge.  Co-founder and technical lead of Arinifu Technologies, which created the Smart Brooder, an environmental control device that ensures conditions for brooding chickens are kept within optimal levels. 

Adam Horbinski
Adam Horbinski
Product Designer
- Catapult Design

Adam is a product designer who specializes in concept development, from sketch ideation through functional prototype. With backgrounds in Product Design and Sociology, he's driven to solve real-world problems and create meaningful experiences by reimagining the way people connect with product.  

Sylvia Mukasa
Sylvia Mukasa
GlobalX Investments Ltd/GlobalX Innovation Labs
- Founder & CEO

Passionate about empowering Women in Tech and contributing to the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Africa. She is Country Co-Founder/Chapter Lead (Kenya) for Women in Tech Africa (WiTA). She is a 2014 TechWomen Fellow and Next Einstein Forum Ambassador(Kenya) 2015-17. She serves on WiTA's Operations Board and the Global Advisory Board for the India STEM Alliance.

Mariela Machado
Mariela Machado
Program Manager
- Engineering For Change (E4C)

Mariela is a telecommunications engineer with a Master of Science in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and MPA in Development Practice from Columbia University. In her role as Program Manager at E4C, she leads ICT4D initiatives and partnerships across all programs and supports strategic planning, implementation, and management of E4C programs in the Engineering for global development space. 

James Creel
James Creel
Senior Program Manager
- ASME

As ISHOW Lead, James has been a strong proponent of social innovations, lean startups, hardware, research, and entrepreneurship since 2011.  

June Madete, PhD
June Madete, PhD
Senior Lecturer
- Kenyatta University

June Madete is a Biomechanics engineer, researcher and senior lecturer at Kenyatta University with special interest and expertise in motion analysis software and hardware. Her previous research involved combination of this technique with animal research in the field of euro science, video fluoroscopy, x-ray and CT data.

Tom Odoyo
Tom Odoyo
Product Development Engineer
- Toyota Kenya Ltd., Hino Division.

A mechanical engineer with years of experience in product development from ideation to physical products. Have experience in both sustainable development and automotive industry.

Jerioth Mwaura
Jerioth Mwaura
 Program lead
- Mercy Corps

Jerioth is the Program lead at Mercy Corps managing the Google.org funded Youth Impact Labs and DFID funded Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund programs. Jerioth is passionate about supporting innovations that are testing solutions to job creation at scale. She currently supports innovators by providing a mix of grant funding, equity funding, and customized technical assistance. Previously, Jerioth worked as a management consultant supporting social enterprises to develop their strategies and raise funds from private equity funders.

Dr. Robert Karanja
Dr. Robert Karanja
Co-founder and CEO
- Villgro Kenya

Robert serves as the CEO, Villgro Kenya where he is spearheading the replication of the Villgro incubation model of social entrepreneurship and impact investment in the healthcare and life sciences industry. He has over 10 years of experience in global health R&D as a biomedical scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) where he discovered his passion for impacting peoples’ lives through science and innovation.

Prizes

Money
Up to $50,000 Seed Grant
Expertise
Access to Industry Experts
Equipment
3D Printer
Networks
ISHOW Community Engagement - over 2500 fellow hardware entrepreneurs

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