Chini ya Maji Podcast

Culture Rules II: Mindset Challenge

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By Impact Africa Network
A podcast covering the Nairobi startup ecosystem; the players, dynamics, lessons, success stories etc
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Founder Series: Mary Mwangi, Founder and CEO Data Integrated Limited
This week we had a fun time with the gritty, affable, never say die Mary Mwangi who is founder and CEO of Data Integrated, a startup straddling the small business and transportation digitization spaces. This is a great founder journey narrative peppered with useful insights and laughs. You will enjoy this one for sure. 
1:09:53
April 23, 2019
Corporate to startup transition with Claire Munene, Chief Revenue Officer @mSurvey
This week we had the phenomenal Claire Munene who is the Chief Revenue Officer at mSurvey sharing her corporate to startup journey. Claire spent 14 years at Safaricom after which she felt the urge to seek out a new path and ended up joining the mSurvey founders,  Kenfied Griffith and Louis Majanja to build the company. This is great story packed with insights and tips for those on the corporate side considering a move to startups and also for founders looking to attract talent from the corporate side. It is also a great signal that startups are increasingly a viable career option in Silicon Savanna.
1:02:25
April 16, 2019
Founder Series: Peris Bosire, CEO and cofounder FarmDrive
This week we had the honor of hosting our first female founder and it was definitely worth the wait. Peris Bosire, CEO and cofounder at FarmDrive stopped by the Chini ya Maji studios and dropped some gems for the eco. FarmDrive is a fintech startup focussed on bringing financial services to farmers in Africa. Peris talks about her path to entrepreneurship, meeting her cofounder, and their journey so far. This will down as a landmark moment for both the podcast and the eco. Twende Kazi!
1:02:29
April 9, 2019
Founder Series: Dr. Thomas Kirengo, Cofounder Imara Medi Plus Hospital
This week we get some wonderful insights from a founder in an uncommon domain.  3+ years ago Thomas convinced his 4 Dr. friends to start a hospital in Embu. He breaks down their journey including all the assumptions, naiveté, and challenges they overcame to build what is now a thriving healthcare business. This will be a helpful one to many listeners. 
1:02:49
April 1, 2019
Design Thinking & Culture with Kennedy Kirui, CEO Tanasuk Africa
This week we had the pleasure of hosting another seasoned Silicon Savanna veteran. Kennedy Kirui, cofounder & CEO at Tanasuk Africa came through. The discussion is centered around design thinking, culture, and the mindset traps. Find our blogs here: https://medium.com/impact-africa-network
59:41
March 25, 2019
Caine Wanjau, CTO Twiga Foods - Part II
This week we speak to Caine Wanjau, CTO @ Twiga Foods. Caine discusses the evolution and trajectory of Silicon Savanna, shares insights on the right approach to tech entrepreneurship as well as best practices for developing a sustainable, investable company.  We would appreciate your feedback on how we can improve the podcast. Kindly take two minutes to complete this survey: https://www.impactafrica.network/chiniyamaji
31:24
March 18, 2019
Caine Wanjau, CTO Twiga Foods - Part I
This week we speak to Caine Wanjau, CTO @ Twiga Foods. Caine discusses the evolution and trajectory of Silicon Savanna, shares insights on the right approach to tech entrepreneurship as well as best practices for developing a sustainable, investable company.  We would appreciate your feedback on how we can improve the podcast. Kindly take two minutes to complete this survey: https://www.impactafrica.network/chiniyamaji
33:47
March 18, 2019
Founder Series: Eric Thimba, Cofounder Mookh - Part II
Part 2 of Founder Series with Eric Thimba, CEO and Co-founder at Mookh
36:31
March 11, 2019
Founder Series: Eric Thimba, Cofounder Mookh - Part I
In today's episode we talk to Eric Thimba, the Co-founder and CEO of Mookh ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-thimba-793a089a/ ) to learn more about their startup journey. Watch out for Part 2.
34:07
March 6, 2019
The Talent Question
  On this episode we are joined by Wangari Mungai (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wangarimungai/), as we highlight the challenges startups face when it comes to sourcing, developing, and retaining talent and ways to overcome these challenges Our links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ianetworktweets Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImpactAfricaNetworkKE/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/impactafrica-network/ Website: https://impactafrica.network
38:01
February 18, 2019
Fundraising for Startups
  On this episode we are joined by Yacob Berhane, who helps to facilitate strategic allocation of capital and resources for startup companies, as we highlight a few issues that startup founders go through in the finance world and the differences and similarities between founders in Africa and those from the US.  Our links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ianetworktweets Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImpactAfricaNetworkKE/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/impactafrica-network/ Website: https://impactafrica.network Yacob:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/yacob-berhane-38981541/
45:27
February 11, 2019
Meet the IAN team
This week we introduce the IAN intern squad to the world. We are super excited about this group of emerging impact players
31:42
February 1, 2019
Founder Series: Mike Kipkorir, CEO Elewa
In our inaugural Chini ya Maji Founder series , we talk to Mike Kipkorir, the Co-founder and CEO of Elewa to learn more about their startup journey.
56:31
January 24, 2019
Founder Series: Mwaniki Gichuru, Founder EasyChurch
We highlight the journey of building a Start-up in Silicon Savanna based on Mwaniki's experience building Easy Church. The podcast is structured around the IAN systematic entrepreneurship model.
39:27
January 24, 2019
Silicon Savanna Accelerator Perception Report
Our inaugural 2019 podcast delves into the 2018 report by IAN on local perception of accelerators. The report is based on a survey of 87 local entrepreneurs in Nairobi.
30:06
January 17, 2019
The Power of Networks
Mumbi and Mark discuss the power of networks in the growth of startups and how IAN is fostering the culture of collaboration in Silicon Savannah.
37:13
December 4, 2018
Culture Rules II: Mindset Challenge
We delve into how a mindset holds back entrepreneurs in Silicon Savanna
40:27
November 22, 2018
Culture Rules Everything Around Me
We talk about how culture drives performance even at the ecosystem level and why it is the issue holding back Silicon Savanna
42:29
November 6, 2018
Systematic Entrepreneurship
We discuss how 'business as usual' approaches to entrepreneurship and startups no longer apply in a technology driven world.
27:58
October 29, 2018
The Intro
This Podcast is an intro to Mark Karake, Mumbi Githuku and the Impact Africa Network (IAN) Catch us on Twitter @ianetworktweets and our website https://www.impactafrica.network/
30:44
October 26, 2018
Ecosystems - Silicon Savana
Mark and Mumbi discuss dynamics in Silicon Savanna, Nairobi's startup ecosystem, specifically the social stratification that is putting a scrimp on the entrepreneur and startup development pipeline Catch us on Twitter @ianetworktweets and http://impactafrica.network
29:24
October 26, 2018
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