Seven Seas Technologies Group … Transforming Lives, Changing Communities
At Seven Seas Technologies (SST) we are committed to transforming lives and changing communities. With a high entrepreneur focus and having been in business for 16yrs, the award winning company has evolved from an infrastructure company to a full end to end business transformation company in the healthcare, homeland security and social services segments.
In our Healthcare segment we are simply orchestrating cutting-edge medical infrastructure and health information systems, through creative financial models to enable Africa to deliver predictive, preventive, personalized and innovative healthcare solutions.
SST is currently working closely with General Electric (GE) to modernize & upgrade radiology departments of 98 Level IV and Level V hospitals across Kenya with state-of-the-art radiology facilities. SST is also working on transformative oncology and laboratory diagnostic programs that focus on affordable, accessible and quality healthcare delivery.
Additionally, SST will deploy and manage fully self-contained, customizable container clinics, which will be positioned as a triage service and primary healthcare provider throughout Kenya.
Bridging the Gap
As a corporate innovative leader, SST is evolving with Kenya’s changing healthcare needs. We believe that SMEs can harness ICT and innovative healthcare solutions to address healthcare challenges that drive upward social mobility and economic growth for Kenyan citizens. Targeted healthcare sector investments will create opportunities for SMEs, and SST is at the forefront of addressing the missing middle challenge to ensure scalable innovation happens at all levels.
Through a SME scale-up strategy, SST will support innovative local start-ups and entrepreneurs who are developing or looking to develop pioneering healthcare solutions through our new Afya Labs programs, Kabla and Takeoff.
SST Afya Labs
SST Kabla is a talent incubator designed to support budding founders start and scale a business in Kenya’s healthcare ecosystem. Kabla is targeting mid-career healthcare professionals most familiar with the sector’s challenges and with proven success in health services delivery and a knack for leadership. The individual will have an unfunded pre-idea for which Kabla will provide idea validation, a launch team, co-working space and a monthly stipend as the idea is incubated for monetization.
SST Takeoff is geared towards empowering existing startups in the healthcare space who face the challenges of getting good ideas to scale due to limited access to partners, clients, suppliers and financing. SST will provide access to our diverse network, technological support, concept refinement, strategy formulation, co-working space and funding.Download Files
Providing healthcare for their poorest citizens is a policy challenge facing African governments which lack the resources to invest in hospitals, clinics and medical equipment. But Michael Macharia believes that developing countries can leapfrog over US and European healthcare models to provide healthcare for all their people. The founder of Seven Seas Technologies (SST) Group, a pan-African business, has teamed up with GE Healthcare in a Kenyan government partnership to create a nationwide health service for its 40 million-plus population.
Mike is using information and communication technology (ICT) and innovative financing schemes to bring health services to Kenya’s poorest people, even in the remotest parts of the country.
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Mike Macharia has been nominated in the new “Young CEO of the Year” category - introduced this year to recognise the achievements of young and upcoming African CEOs.
The category recognises and honours a continental CEO who heads an upcoming African company that shows strong growth potential.
Other nominees in the category are Ashish J. Thakkar (Founder and CEO, Mara Group), Gossy Ukanwoke (Founder, BAU R&D), Jason Njoku (Co-Founder and CEO, IROKO), Manuel Osa Nsue Nsua (CEO, Banco Nacional De Guinea Ecuatorial), Saad Sefrioui (MD, Groupe Addoha), Sangu Delle (Founder and CEO, Golden Palm Investments) and Sébastien Kadio-Morokro (MD, Petro Ivoire).
SST Group, which started 15 years ago, under Macharia’s tutelage, has recently diversified into offering services in Healthcare, Homeland Security and Social Services.
Founder and CEO, Macharia, said: "It is an honour to be nominated in the Young CEO of the Year award at this year's Africa CEO Forum Awards, 2016.
"It is an even bigger source of pride to be named as the only Kenyan in this category.
"I look forward to representing Kenya at the ceremony in March in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
"I dedicate this award to the growing Seven Seas Technologies (SST) Group family, as we continue on our journey in transforming lives and changing communities."
Apart from Macharia, the only other nominee from Kenya is not an individual but a company – telecoms giant, Safaricom, which has been nominated in the ‘African Company of the Year’ category.
Other firms in the category are Ascendis Health, Dangote Group, Ison Group, Maroc Telecom, Naspers, Sanlam and Seplat.
Mike gives a lecture at Strathmore University.
SST participates in Presidential Digital Talent Programme.
Our Founder and Group CEO, Mike, was interviewed on Morning Express on KTN.
Our Founder & Group CEO Mike was invited to speak at the famous MindSpeak series of talks, hosted by Aly-Khan Satchu.