About

The Tech Expo, formerly known as, JKUAT Tech Expo, is an annual event incepted in 2009 that seeks to encourage and support students' innovative ideas across the country in a bid to bolster innovation, collaboration and education, tackling problems across all sectors effectively.  Kenya Vision 2030 is very clear on the role of technology and innovation in the industrialisation agenda of the country and The Tech Expo has a strong intent to confront Kenya’s challenges.

Two year after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), The Tech Expo strives to align its projects with the SDGs with the aim of driving innovation and creating value to the society. Out of the 17 SDGs, the Expo main focus is on SDG 3 (Good health and well being), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 11 (Sustainable cities and community), SDG 12 (Sustainable consumption and production patterns) and SDG 13 (Climate action).

Over the years, The Tech Expo, a student driven expo, documents and refines student projects into viable commercial products with the potential of shaping the technology and industrial development of the country cutting a niche for the innovators in the various industries in the region.

The Tech Expo, themed ‘Changing Lives Through Innovation’ in a bid to solve Kenya’s Socio-Economic challenges has seen brilliant minds participate in previous expos such as Allan Mukhwana of Momentum Core, a company that develops and delivers innovative games and apps, Kevin Nthiga who has transformed the Miraa industry with his Miraa beverages, Kevin Wahome of iDaktari which ensures that doctors carry out their business efficiently with their value adding clinic software and Emmanuel Simiyu of Goip which offers Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions for single-site and multi-site businesses and it is the official call center solution of the Digital Learning Programme.

With these few success stories from the Expo ‘alumni’, The Tech Expo driving force, mandate and zeal in collaboration with the private sector and government is to unceasingly aspire to create an environment where ideas and innovations count and are mentored to fruition.

As The Tech Expo spreads its wings to the East African region, we hope that the people of the region especially the youth, will embrace innovation with the ultimate objective to seek solutions that address global challenges with homegrown solutions geared towards sustainable development.

Meet Our Team

Kebati Calvin Chairman

A calculated risk-taker and zealous about the tech industry, Kebati is the brains behind the JKUAT Tech Expo. Kebati is profoundly driven and passionate about human development. He is most fulfilled whe...

Michael Waititu Vice Chairperson

Self-proclaimed youth activist in all matters ICT, Waititu is the Vice Chairperson of the Tech Expo as well as its financial trustee. Being the JKUAT ICT and Student Liaison Officer, Waititu brings on b...

Emmanuel Kinyanjui Project Manager

Emmanuel tasked with being the interface between The Tech Expo committee and the participants, is a servant leader advocate and a champion for technology for good. Using innovative ideas, Emmanuel aspir...

Stephen Wakhu Communications Lead

A determined dynamic individual and team player, Stephen will lead, develop and execute the strategic communication and brand management of The Tech Expo. As he joins us, Stephen intends to confidently...

Robert Muturi Media Manager

Going by the phrase a picture is a moment captured in time, Robert is a talented, exuberant, and diligent fellow with a passion to tell stories through his lens. Robert comes on board with enormous expe...

Laurene Ngoya Mutundu Event Manager

An industrious, charismatic and compassionate individual, Laurene passion for youth advancement cannot go unnoticed. Borrowing from the mantra ‘Youth leadership is not an option, it is our responsibilit...

Antony Kariuki Partnership Coordinator

To deliver on the vision of The Tech Expo, Antony is responsible for ensuring the interests of the innovators and partners are met and maintain a cordial relationship between all stakeholders leveraging...

Wangui Kinyori Marketing Lead

Joining The Tech Expo to bring on board various industries and organisations for financial facilitation, Wangui is a pragmatic, proactive and a problem solver by nature with unique edge to her style of...