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Events

A masterclass with 70 entrepreneurs in Nairobi Kenya teaching them the importance of strategy and how to incorporate strategy into their business . The entrepreneurs got to create their year’s strategies in the form of vision boards with the help of strategy experts and business consultants .

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Training for 60 entrepreneurs in Nairobi Kenya on how to leverage digital content marketing to attract clients and for revenue growth . Incorporated a fireside chat with a content marketing expert who has grown her business through content marketing to go through her entrepreneurial journey and use it to educate and motivate entrepreneurs in the room . ​

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Training 30 entrepreneurs on financial management skills specifically psychology of money , budgeting and funds management .

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Anza Founders Night – February 23rd, 2024, at ANTLER, ABC PLACE, where we explored the theme “Fintech Frontiers: Navigating Financing, Innovation & Growth.” The event brought together entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts to discuss the latest trends and challenges in fintech, providing insights on navigating financing, fostering innovation, and achieving sustainable growth in the fintech landscape. 

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Hosting the 2022 UNFPA FGM Innovation Hacklab competition in support of ending female genital mutilation (FGM) in Africa as partners . The hacklab provided a platform for young innovators to share their ideas and solutions to fast track the ending of FGM across the continent.

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The UNFPA FGM Innovation Hacklab provided a platform for young people to share innovative ideas and solutions to fast track the ending of FGM across Africa. The hacklab engaged more than 100 innovation incubation/accelerator hubs across Africa, and more than 300 innovators working on achieving bodily autonomy, especially innovative solutions to end FGM. More than 300 innovators and hubs engaged on the application platform, and 31 submissions were received.

Launched in 2021, the hacklab had identified more than 100 innovative solutions, disbursed over $150,000 in seed funds and provided comprehensive business incubation support to scaleable and viable solutions across the continent. In all, more than 1 million young people have been reached with information about FGM innovation as a result.

The winners, Mack Marangu of Enlightened Generation International, Kenya, and Glory Mlagwa of Ennovate Ventures, Tanzania, were each awarded $30,000 in seed funding to support the growth of their solutions, aimed at accelerating progress towards zero FGM in Africa. The winners will also receive incubation support coordinated by AfriLabs.

Intellectual property rights and commercialization

 Intellectual property rights and commercialization

Hosting entrepreneurs to raise awareness about the role of intellectual property (IP) rights in fostering innovation and creativity. The theme of the day is “IP and the SDGs: Building our common future with innovation and creativity,” highlighting the crucial role of IP in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and supporting innovators across the world. We will be holding an event to celebrate the day and highlight the role of IP in supporting innovators and startups in Kenya and Africa at large to contribute to achieving SDGs.

Objectives

1. Raise awareness about the importance of intellectual property rights in fostering innovation and economic growth.

2. Provide resources, support, and networking opportunities for innovators and startups.

3. Promote collaboration between the industry, private sector, government, legal practitioners, and creatives.

4. Highlight the role of innovation and creativity in achieving the SDGs and building a sustainable future.

Cybersecurity Awareness Session.

This session was designed to address the critical issue of cybersecurity for MSMEs and startups in the Kenyan ecosystem. Learn how to protect your business and assets from cyber attacks by leveraging the GCA Cyber Security toolkit. This event was aimed to equip attendees with practical knowledge and tools to safeguard their enterprises against digital threats.

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Business Idea Marathon

Business Idea Marathon

This pioneering event was dedicated to tackling gender-based violence through innovative business solutions. The Business Ideas Marathon organized sponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in partnership with the NGEC Kenya, Nairobi County Government, and Daystar University with support from Project Ninja, 

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