September 28th,2015

Technical Associate

Location-Kigali, Rwanda

MeshPower is an exciting start­up from the UK, dedicated to bringing electricity services to rural communities living off­grid. We use smart, internet connected solar micro­grids to supply services ranging from lighting and phone charging, to TVs and more. We are scaling up our presence in Rwanda and need driven individuals to join and shape our Rwandan operations team.

To apply please email your CV, along with an essay describing the benefits that electrification can bring to off­grid communities (maximum 300 words).


Organising the engineering office. This includes:

  • Prioritising technical problems and arranging suitable technical visits.

  • Working as part of the Engineering teams.

  • Keeping up to date and precise logs of site visits and system faults.

  • Organising product launches and field tests.

  • Compile technical reports and maintain good communication with the global headquarters.

  • Assist with the technical supervision of business model experiments.
  • Required skills

  • Highly proficient in both verbal and written English.

  • Good typing speed and high competency with word processing and spreadsheet programs (familiarity with Google's suite of online office products is a plus).

  • Organised and conscientious.

  • University graduate with a technical background.

  • Experience with using the Linux operating system (ideally it should be the applicant's primary OS of choice).
  • Desirable skills

  • Knowledge of IT networking tools.

  • Experience with the python programming language.

  • Sense of humour
  • Remuneration

  • The salary will be competitive and commensurate with the applicant’s level of experience.
  • August 19th,2015

    Shipra Kayan is currently mentoring THINK's incubatees and has accepted to mentor at kLab. She is a typical technical mentor- and we have got a lot of requests for this kind of mentorship.
    She will be at kLab this Thursday (20 August 2015) from 2PM- 5PM. Check out her profile below and If you are interested in meeting her, please contact us at

    E D U C AT I O N

    Masters in Human Computer Interaction | GPA 3.7, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA | September 2005.
    Bachelors in Information Technology | 1st Class, University of Delhi, India | April 2004.

    E M P L OY M E NT

    Upwork, San Francisco, CA | May 2015 to present formerly oDesk, Elance-oDesk
    User Experience Research Lead: I am gathering and distributing customer behavior insights across the product, design and marketing teams.
    Elance-oDesk, Mountain View, CA | January 2010 to May 2015 formerly oDesk
    Interaction Designer: I researched, designed, and even product managed various projects on, from working with economists and data scientists to improve the search experience, all the way to re-thinking the Information Architecture. I employed Personas and Experience maps to align the product team around our top customers and their problems.
    Oracle Corp. Redwood Shores, CA | October 2005 to December 2009
    Interaction Designer: I solved complex design problems with enterprise level financial and project management software.

    July 22nd,2015

    Name: Rob Rickard.
    Location: USA.
    Industry: IT and Business.
    Area of Expertise: For kLab: Business Development & Process Building.

    About Me: I​ a​m pretty well known at kLab. I try to not focus on code development. As a mentor, i have helped with the 'business side' of start ups. I also have mentored on design and graphics as well as branding.My plans are to start a new program with kLab for start-ups and their software projects. I want to take mentoring to the next level as a full time mentor at kLab with a structured program. The focus will be to build a business culture that produces a finished product.

    Send us an email at We will connect you to Rob!