About The Speaker
Juliet Wanyiri is an engineer and designer based in Kenya and the founder of Foondi Workshops. Foondi runs collaborative workshops on design, electronics, and the internet of things in East Africa, and is aimed at growing the African skillset. Her interest in the intersection of technology and design led her to work in Kenya's Silicon Savannah at startup companies such as iHub, BRCK, FabLab Nairobi and Gearbox, in addition to international technology programs with the MIT D-Lab and Stanford University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Integrated Design and Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is also a Fellow at the MIT Legatum Centre for Entrepreneurship and Development. Her passion lies in using technology, design, and business to build innovative products that address opportunities and challenges on the continent.