Linda Kwamboka

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Linda Kwamboka
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Linda Kwamboka. Retrieved from LinkedIn, October 2020
Born1988 (age 33–34)
Kenya
NationalityKenyan
Alma materStrathmore University
OccupationDirector of MFarm
Known forCo-founder of MFarm
WebsiteLinkedIn Profile

Editor: Tamia Adolph

Linda Kwamboka is the co-founder and Director of Kenyan-based MFarm, an agri-business start-up that provides transparency for farmers on farming prices, buying, market information and current agri-trends.[1] MFarm provides this information to farmers via SMS or a web-based application which is available worldwide for free.

History

Kwamboka holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Technology at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, where she headed the Student Enterprise Program which nurtures student businesses on campus.[2] Kwamboka co-founded MFarm with former CEO Jamila Abass and former CTO and COO Susan Oguya in 2010 and was appointed as the Director of the company. Abass, Oguya and Kwamboka came across the IPO48, a development competition for young entrepreneurs where they won first place for MFarm and used the prize money to start-up the company.[3] In 2011, Kwamboka became a Board Member for AfriLabs, a network organisation for African innovation spaces.[4]

Achievements

In 2014, Kwamboka was named one of The 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa by Forbes.[5]

In that same year, Kwamboka was named as one of Forbes’ 10 Female Tech Founders To Watch In Africa. [6]

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