I am the Founder of BitHub Africa a Blockchain Accelerator providing Consultancy and Incubation services for individuals and firms interested in Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology. I am also a Director at Space Kenya Networks Ltd which is a company I co-founded in 2008 that provides work space for businesses and startups operating in Nairobi.
I also have 9 years experience in the management of web solution development both for small enterprises and larger organizations. I have also been involved in a number of projects that involve the analysis of the social impact of ICT in Africa as well as projecting possible growth areas of ICT based solutions for the continent. In this regard we have been awarded the Vision2030 ICT Award 2011 for Innovation in Youth and Gender Sector by the Kenyan Government for our Whive SMS product.
Space Kenya Networks Ltd is also the First African Winner of the Nokia Open Screen Fund in 2009 as well as a nominee for the Tech4Africa Innovation Award in 2011.
I have Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Oxford, England (2010) and a Bachelor of Business and Information Technology from Strathmore University, Kenya (2006).
I love to write occasionally on my personal blog JohnKaranja.com on issues concerning the growth of Africa as well as Technology as enabler for employment of the Youth in Africa.
Specialties: Web 2.0, Blockchain & Crypto-Currencies.