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Kenya: Startups invited to pitch at Nairobi Innovation Week

January 12, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top Stories

Kenya: Startups invited to pitch at Nairobi Innovation Week

Kenya: Startups invited to pitch at Nairobi Innovation Week.

The Nairobi Innovation Week (NIW), an annual event held at the University of Nairobi, is inviting Kenyan startups to apply to be one of 100 pitching startups at the event. Out of the 100 startups, NIW will select 15 of the most promising startups. NIW showcases the new most promising startups in the region while attracting the right investors to fund them.

The fourth edition taking place in March 2018, brings together partners from government, the private sector, development partners and research centres with an aim of providing a platform for showcasing and encouraging innovation.

According to Disrupt Africa, this year’s theme is “Innovating for a better tomorrow,” with startups expected to be the focus of the event for the first time. The Nairobi Innovation Week organising committee has partnered with various startup enablers within the ecosystem to select startups to pitch.

“We are delighted to share our collaborative platform with serious players in the regional and international startup ecosystem. We are hopeful that NIW. The startup is a springboard for increased collaboration among the many organisations involved,” said Dr Tonny Omwansa, chairperson of the Nairobi Innovation Week Planning Committee.

“iBizAfrica, Strathmore University has been an active participant in the Nairobi Innovation Week for the past two editions. I have witnessed Nairobi Innovation Week grow to become one of Kenya’s fastest growing platforms for startup support and funding, showcasing Kenya’s most innovative startups and driving collaboration and growth of the startup ecosystem in Kenya,” he said.

Edited by Fundisiwe Maseko
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