In light of the marketing verbiage surrounding President Obama's visit to Kenya and the "Global Entrepreneurship Summit," this article speaks very practically about start-up opportunities in and around Nairobi.

For some reason, the author feels the need to make it clear that it is "premature" to compare Kenya with Silicon Valley. The 40% unemployment rate in combination with the small consumer market (population of 45 million) present real challenges to companies seeking out technical employees and a large market size.

Nevertheless, I do think that this article minimizes the existing opportunity in Kenya. Considering the limited number of companies as well as ongoing government investment, low-hanging fruit in health and education certainly exist. These innovations do not necessarily need to be "rudimentary", as the article implies. Innovations in sectors such as fintech and mhealth can make waves in Kenya and beyond.