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Gearbox is an initiative led by Nairobi's tech community to support innovative, hardware-based solutions to local problems. Many of Africa's greatest challenges -- providing clean energy to all, solving the sanitation crisis, building affordable housing, or achieving lasting food security -- require hardware-based solutions. We believe there is no faster way to bring these solutions to bear than to give the next generation of African entrepreneurs the tools to design and build it themselves. Over the last six years, Nairobi's tech community has built an ecosystem to support software entrepreneurs to rival anywhere else on the planet. Led by companies like

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Name and Mailing address
Name: Gearbox Web-site: Gearbox
Street: 2nd floor, Bishop Magua Centre, Ngong Road Send mail:
City: 00200, Nairobi Phone/Fax: +254() / +254()
Country: Kenya Networks:
Communication & Contact
  Gearbox Team

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  Kamau Gachigi
Executive Director

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  Paul Birkelo
Head of Operations

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Co-Working Space Services

Workspace (desk) for rent (by hour / day / week / month))
Internet Access (high speed) / ICT services
Access to ICT development tools

Networks & Synergy
Events (content focused)
Membership Scheme

ICT related training
The goals of the Co-Working Space: Specific Target Groups:
No specific target group focus
Type of IncubatorType of OrganizationFinancial Model
Co-Working Space

Creative Industries (design, fashion, media, movie, etc.)
ICT Information and Communication Technologies
Private sector
For profit
Co-Working Space Data Year (statistic): 2017
Rental SpaceClient FirmsOn-site clients that at the same time are tenants of your incubator / parkOff-site clients that use your services without being tenants of your incubator or park
total sq.m. available in incubatorTotal number of clients servedTotal number of cleints served since beginning of incubator operation. Only clients that have been advised regarding business start-up (not, for example, counting participnats of trainings, seminars, etc).
sq.m used for incubator services/administrationNumber of client firmsNumber of client firms at this time in on-site or off-site incubation program repsectively.
sq.m. rented by client firmsNumber of employees in client firms
Incubator Staff
number of staff working in management / services
Business areas of client companies
Last Updated
June 08, 2018