Erik Hersman

Erik Hersman, Ushahidi, AfriGadget, and iHub

Erik Hersman is a Nairobi-based technologist working at the intersection of disruptive ideas and new technology. An African technology blogger at, he is a co-founder of Ushahidi, a free and open-source platform for crowdsourcing information and visualizing data; founder of AfriGadget, a website showcasing stories of African inventions and ingenuity; and founder of the iHub, Nairobi’s Innovation Hub which brings together entrepreneurs, hackers, designers, and the investment community.