Tonee Ndungu is the creator of Kytabu, an educational app that provides low-cost access to digitalized versions of all Kenyan textbooks for primary and secondary students. This project was not only named the 2014 Microsoft4Afrika best education application, but Ndungu is also a strong candidate for inclusion in the government’s 2016 tablets-for-students program, which is forecast to reach 1.6 million Kenyan youth. One of the pioneers of the Kenyan tech sector, Ndungu also founded NAILAB, a tech startup accelerator based out of Nairobi. NAILAB companies have gone on to employ nearly 50,000 young people, helping address serious problems of under- and unemployment among Kenyan youth. Ndungu’s fellowship objective was to create a Kenyan angel investment network that will connect young African entrepreneurs with the funding and mentorship necessary to pursue the most innovative ideas and advance the social and economic development of the country.

Organization

Kytabu, Inc.

Title

Founder & CIO

Areas of Interest

Digital Media and the Internet, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology/Telecommunications, Politics and Government
  • anthony ndungu

Program Year

2016

Program

Single Nation/Region Program

Country of Origin

Kenya

Destination Country

United States