Profile & Bio

 

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Hello.

I am Solomon King Benge and I am passionate about design, business and technology. My ambitions revolve around fostering ideas and building products that enhance our interaction with both the physical and digital worlds through computer user interfaces and electronic hardware.

In 2011, I founded Fundi Bots, a robotics non-profit that aims to promotes better education experiences, improved career prospects and real-world technological advancement in African high schools through training and experimentation in robotics, embedded control and artificial intelligence. Our work with Fundi Bots has received recognition by Google through a Google RISE grant in 2012, the BBC, Voice of America and Wired Magazine UK.

Additionally, through my work with Fundi Bots, I was selected as a 2014 Echoing Green Fellow and a 2014 Ashoka Fellow. Echoing Green and Ashoka Fellowships provide financial, logistical and advisory support to emerging world leaders to pursue ideas that try to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

In 2006, I founded Node Six, a web solutions firm offering domain, email and hosting services. Our focus on creating local content for Uganda has led to the creation of Node Six brands like Proggie.ug, Uganda’s leading entertainment and events portal.

I am also the founder Elemental Edge, a Ugandan visual effects production house that produces interactive media, TV advertising, 3D and 2D animation and live action filming. Elemental Edge has done branding and advertising work for some of the biggest local and international brands.

When I’m not designing user interfaces, pushing 3D pixels, or tinkering with robots, I enjoy travelling, photography and creative fiction writing.

You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. Or drop me an email.

Thanks for visiting!

14 Responses to “Profile & Bio”

  1. fn January 3, 2013 at 2:47 am Permalink

    Good work…

    • Solomon January 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm Permalink

      Thank you, Farida!

  2. Donald January 3, 2013 at 10:25 am Permalink

    Nothing to stop u Mr King!

  3. Jjuuko January 3, 2013 at 12:34 pm Permalink

    Keep up the good work. I want to be like you when I grow up

  4. Herbert Byamukama (@HerbertCrispus) January 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm Permalink

    Ummm. OK.

  5. Herbert Byamukama (@HerbertCrispus) January 3, 2013 at 12:58 pm Permalink

    #Props #Hateration #Undecided

  6. Elijah Bee January 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm Permalink

    You have a great story!!!

  7. snk January 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm Permalink

    Nice keep it up !!

  8. Billy Branks Kaye January 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm Permalink

    An inspring story……

  9. Ciril January 12, 2013 at 11:42 am Permalink

    Great work Solomon. Keep on!

  10. MizPage January 22, 2013 at 4:18 pm Permalink

    What I love is the number of times I am seeing “I founded…”
    Dude, Please do not stop!!

  11. Nuaha Viola Vyll (@Vuyo_sss) April 12, 2013 at 2:01 pm Permalink

    Go in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. -Thoreau

    Yours is another inspiring story! Well done King

  12. solomon April 7, 2014 at 12:09 pm Permalink

    keep up the spirit solo..

  13. Samuel Kamugisha June 30, 2014 at 1:01 pm Permalink

    I love the energy you put in your work and the Uniqueness is top notch…

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