I was at an interview that my colleague @MasterofCoin did with new iHub CEO Kamal where he discussed the vision of the new entity. We learnt that iHub will be moving out of Bishop Magua building sometime early next year to a location the CEO did not reveal.
Now as you may know such changes, especially moving from the iconic Ngong road building will have an impact, he downplays this saying that as long as the community goal is still the community will still associate with iHub. This made me wonder what the other effects of the move from Bishop Magua would be.
4th floor Bishop Magua has always been associated with iHub and Nailab, won’t be for long and Nailab will be left there alone, I have no idea who the new tenant for the iHub space will be. Of course not forgetting that the move would mean iHub, iHub research, iHub Consulting, iHub UX lab and m:mlab will move.
This leaves Ushahidi and BRCK alongside others there. Pete’s coffee would love that community, there would be an impact felt by it. I still don’t have the full picture but I imagine there will be casualties of the move.