soleRebels Footwear

SoleRebels is a small Ethiopian shoe company selling globally through the internet. Most of the shoes made from “vegan-friendly” local cotton, jute and hemp.

This is just one example of the innovation in manufacturer taking place across Africa.  The founder of SoleRebel, Bethlehem Alemu is an innovative entrepreneur with a vision to create a global brand. This is her story in her own words: Read more

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About iHub Research

Driving local tech research in Africa

Hub Research is  the research arm of the iHub  focused on conducting  high quality research with an emphasis on technology and its uses in Africa. We facilitate local research capacity building and conduct local qualitative and quantitative research in East Africa, by East Africans. We bring information on technology and its uses to the technology community, enabling entrepreneurs and developers to make better decisions on what to build and how to build it. Read more

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Tommy Fernandes

Supplying electricity to African families literally means giving power to lead better lives. Two years ago, Tommy Fernandes started a not-for-profit organization that supplies solar power systems to rural villages and semi-urban townships in South Africa. With donations of private investors, service clubs like Rotary and companies, Tommy’s initiative is literally bringing light to families in South Africa.  Read more

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