Welcome to "My Tech Story Africa", the podcast that brings you inspiring stories from tech professionals all over Africa and beyond. Hosted by Alice Kanjejo, this podcast dives deep into the journeys and experiences of guests who work in the tech industry, exploring the challenges they faced, the lessons they learned, and the successes they achieved along the way. Come and join us as we explore the incredible stories of Africa's most innovative tech leaders, and discover how you too can make your mark on the world of tech ?
CODING FOR CHANGE - Clare Korir’s Leadership Impact | Moringa School
In this episode of the My Tech Story Africa podcast, Clare Korir, Director of Product at Moringa School, shares her inspiring journey. From an unexpected shift from chemistry to economics at Columbia University to pivotal roles in educational institutions across Africa, Clare emphasizes the importance of values-driven education and early exposure to leadership.
The episode further explores Clare's experiences in New York, highlighting the cultural challenges she faced and the significance of a supportive community for those studying abroad. Clare provides valuable advice on navigating international education, stressing the importance of understanding one's context.
The focus then shifts to Clare's impactful role at Moringa School, where she discusses the institution's values, course offerings, and its remarkable 70% success rate in student employment post-graduation. The podcast highlights Moringa School's approach to workforce preparation, includin
29/11/2023 • 48 minutes 9 seconds
LIMITED RESOURCES TO LIMITLESS POTENTIAL - Sildio Mbonyumuhire’s tale of tenacity | TechnoServe
In this episode of the My Tech Story Africa podcast, Sildio Mbonyumuhire's inspiring journey unfolds from an aspiring priest to the Director of Labs Product Management and Engineering at TechnoServe. Despite initial aspirations of priesthood, Sildio's fascination with computers led him to pursue a degree in computer science, overcoming limited resources and family expectations.
The pivotal shift from theoretical teachings to immersive programming saw Sildio overcoming obstacles, securing admission to Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda. His experiences at CMU laid a robust foundation, and post-graduation, he strategically engaged in internships, emphasizing the importance of practical skills.
As a technology leader at TechnoServe, Sildio's expertise in software engineering and product management has driven impactful initiatives across Africa and Latin America. Certified as a Project Management Professional with an Executive MBA and a Master's in Inform
22/11/2023 • 1 hour 23 minutes 48 seconds
VC FUNDING - Kosen Kenta’s career from Legal roots to Venture Building I Antler East Africa
In today's My Tech Story Africa podcast episode, we feature Kosen Kenta, the current Program Manager at Antler, East Africa. He takes us on a captivating journey through his diverse career, transitioning from law ⚖️to managing startups over at Antler, East Africa. 🚀
Antler, a day zero investor, is committed to backing the world's most driven founders. Operating in Nairobi's vibrant startup hub, Antler brings together entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds to build companies that drive progress globally 🌏 . They collaborate with individual founders boasting strong business and technical acumen and early-stage startups leveraging technology to address profound challenges across the African continent 🌍 .
Kosen's story underscores the importance of learning from failures, navigating challenges, and maintaining focus, all with the crucial support of friends and family 💪🏽. Initially admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Kenta swiftly shifted gears post-graduation, enteri
14/11/2023 • 1 hour 13 minutes 46 seconds
LEADERSHIP,EDUCATION AND IMPACT:Dr.Yvette Underdue Murph’s Extraordinary legacy fromNYC toRwanda|CMU
In today's episode of the My Tech Story Africa podcast, we dive deep into the remarkable journey of Dr. Yvette Underdue Murph, a beacon of inspiration in the world of higher education. 🙌🏽
From humble beginnings in New York City 🇺🇸 to her current role as the Associate Director for Enrollment Management, Student Success, Marketing, and Communications at Carnegie Mellon University Africa 🇷🇼 , Dr. Yvette's story is one of perseverance, transformation, and the incredible power of education🤩.
Her path began as the youngest of twelve siblings, with dreams of becoming a teacher. It then took unexpected turns into the world of banking, where she tirelessly worked to help underprivileged individuals achieve home ownership. However, the 1987 banking crisis, "Black Monday," prompted her to rediscover her passion for education, setting the stage for her inspiring career in higher learning 📚.
Throughout her journey, Dr. Yvette honed her leadership style through diverse roles at institutio
08/11/2023 • 1 hour 4 minutes 15 seconds
A PRIESTHOOD DREAM TO TECH LEADERSHIP: Alfred Wanjao’s path to CTO&CFO| Huuza Quest Limited
In this captivating episode of the MyTech Story Africa podcast, we have the pleasure of hosting Alfred Wanjao, a true testament to the power of resilience and self-belief💪🏽. Alfred's journey is a remarkable one as it began with dreams of becoming a priest as an altar boy but took an unexpected turn towards the tech industry. He started in the world of analytical chemistry, but his true passion for programming led him to a bold decision that changed the trajectory of his life🤩.
From transitioning to coding and taking on data entry jobs to navigating the challenges of a night shift, Alfred's story is an inspiring tale of perseverance💪🏽. Today, he holds the esteemed positions of Chief Technology Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Huuza Quest Limited, a testament to the transformative power of embracing change and seizing opportunities 🔥.
Alfred's journey is marked by experimentation and a fearless embrace of uncertainty. His unique background, which includes wor
31/10/2023 • 1 hour 6 minutes 10 seconds
BRIDGING THE CYBERSECURITY GAP: Assane Gueye’s journey to CyLab Africa|CMU
In today’s inspiring episode of the "My Tech Story Africa" podcast 🎙️ , we embark on a captivating journey with Assane Gueye, exploring his remarkable path to the forefront of the cybersecurity realm. Originating from Senegal, Assane's voyage is rooted in an early passion for mathematics and physics, setting the stage for a trailblazing academic journey that opened doors to extraordinary opportunities.🤩
Despite an unexpected twist of fate leading him to a scholarship in Morocco, Assane's unyielding determination guided him to Switzerland, where he strategically leveraged his brother's connections to secure multiple scholarships. This pivotal phase in Switzerland introduced him to the world of information and communication technology for development during an internship in Finland.🤩
It was this experience that propelled him to the vibrant city of Kigali, Rwanda, where he played a pivotal role in the establishment of CyLab Africa. Within this chapter, Assane's focus transitioned to
24/10/2023 • 1 hour 10 minutes 47 seconds
THE RWANDA CONNECTION: Exploring Tech in Africa.
Welcome to Season Two of the My Tech Story Africa podcast. 🥳We're back with an exciting lineup and a big thank you for your support during Season One.🥰
The theme for Season Two is "Building the Next Generation of Tech Leaders."🚀Our guests share a deep commitment to not only launching tech ventures but also providing the tools and knowledge for success in various tech fields.
Our guest roster is diverse, including alumni from Carnegie Mellon University, a central reference for this season. We'll also feature influential venture capital funders like NorrsKen East Africa and Antler East Africa.🤩
We won't unveil all our surprises at once🤭, so stay tuned to discover the rest of our incredible guests. This season is ideal for those interested in the tech industry, startups, or securing funding, as our mission is to deliver engaging and informative stories.
You might be wondering why we chose Rwanda as the focal point for Season Two. Rwanda's tech scene is growing rapidly, becoming o