An important goal of AITI is to promote entrepreneurship and software-predicated business development. We try to keep current with the business activities of our graduates. Here are some recent examples of technology businesses founded by AITI graduates (either during an AITI course, or post-course):
- Hehe, Ltd.: A mobile services company founded by AITI students during our Rwanda 2010 program. Hehe, Ltd. has multiple service offerings and has been contracted by the Rwandan government. Please see this article for press coverage.
- AfricanPixel: A mobile application company founded by Wilfred M. Mworia, a 2005 AITI graduate. The company focuses on smartphone applications.
- M-Kulima: An SMS based service to provide rural dairy farmers with pricing information and best practices. Developed by AITI 2009 graduate Amos Gichamba.
- Jawabu: Offers mobile services (including directions and Craiglist-like networks accessed via SMS) in Kenya. This company developed from our Kenyan course in 2009.
- Keen Media Lab Design: A web and mobile app design firm founded by Andrew Kinai, a Kenya AITI graduate and AITI extension course instructor.
- Equisoft Technologies: A Kenyan company that develops mobile SMS-based services companies and organizations including universities and the Kenyan gov't. Developed during the Kenya 2009 course.
- Lily Review: e-magazine targeted to ladies in Kenya, developed and run by an AITI graduate.
Beginning with the 2011 programs, we will have in place better mechanisms for demonstrating our students' projects and keeping up-to-date with the developments of the projects. We will also be going back to catalog projects of past programs.