The city of Konza could soon be the startup hub for tech companies.

When you think of startups and tech companies, you probably think of San Francisco, followed by perhaps New York, London, and maybe even Berlin. However, you probably won’t think that Kenya, Africa, could be the next Silicon Valley.

Located 64km south of Nairobi, Kenya has begun construction on the new city of Konza. The Kenyan government hopes that £9.1 billion will turn an empty grassland into a buzzing metropolitan area filled with homes, schools, universities, and companies. The government has already called the city “Silicon Savannah” with hopes to attract tech startups and investors through tax breaks.

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