A consultant civil and structural engineer,Sheila Mwarangu took charge, in August 2017, of a company that was started three decades ago by her father Engineer James Gathara. Currently a partner and Managing Director at Gathara Consulting Engineers-specialists in the design of building structures, Sheila is a trailblazer in engineering...
Technological disruption is transforming markets and societies across Africa in ways that wouldn’t have been possible even ten years ago. In Kenya, FinTech is contributing to creating a more inclusive financing ecosystem, increasing the availability of credit and methods of payments. In the following interview with StartUp Magazine, Eddie Ndichu,...
Africa being the 6th out of 10 fastest growing economy in the world, entrepreneurship and business investments forms one of the major pillars in building the nations’ economy. Not only does it creates room for integration and innovation for sustainable livelihood but also creates an economic hub through job...
Every coffee lover knows that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee and the finest producer of specialty coffee in the world. It is the source of the best hand roasting artisans.Hospitality, which is the core of Garden of Coffee doesn’t get any more authentic and heartfelt than in Ethiopia. ...
The bank is on a transformational journey anchored on rebrand, tech, partnerships and people to be a Tier II bank by 2019 Sidian Bank-a full-service commercial bank providing an array of financial services to individuals and enterprises recently announced its strategic realignment, which began with a re-brand in April 2016,...
As our economy changes, unprecedented new trends rising women is also setting in. Women leaders in industries are emerging with significant fresh ideas that are taking the market place in a wave. As part of our continuing effort to celebrate women’s impact in business, StartUp Magazine met Lucy Kiruthu,...
For the first time, Kenyans will have the opportunity to participate in global forex markets in a strictly locally regulated environment and at lower transaction costs thanks to EGM Securities. EGM Securities is Kenya’s first and only regulated non-dealing online forex broker. Earlier this year, it launched the region’s first...
Andrey Yakunin is the Co-Founding Partner of VIY Management LLP. StartUp Magazine spoke with Mr Yakunin to find out more about VIYMs view of the Russian hospitality market and the most promising investment opportunities currently available. What are the major differences between running a hospitality business in Russia and abroad?  “I...
By MKU When the door to his teaching job slammed shut 20 years ago, Dr Simon Gicharu embarked on an odyssey into the unknown. Coincidentally, this fateful dismissal swung open a new window of opportunity and forever changed his destiny and the lives of thousands of others. After intense thinking about...
Pentair is a multinational that was established five decades ago with its global headquarters in Minneapolis USA. The firm delivers industry leading products, services and solutions that help people make the best use of the resources they rely on most. Through its revolutionary technology, Pentair ensures water available is...