The mission of the association is to bring together and represent the interests of organizations supporting the development and growth of startups and SMEs for maximum impact of such activities.
As an association, we continue to steer the growth of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Kenya and globally through the following ways:
Policy – We drive policy and agenda for our members with the government, development partners and investors in order to develop rigorous ecosystem standards and guidelines.
Capacity Building – We facilitate business registration and compliance for our members. We additionally ease knowledge sharing through capacity building and professional development workshops for our members to foster the development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem
Empowerment – We actively scout for opportunities and where necessary we facilitate members’ access to these opportunities through collaboration and partnerships.
Internationalization – We promote and position the Kenyan entrepreneurial ecosystem internationally by creating visibility on key innovation and start-up ecosystem indicators thus enhancing public awareness of the ecosystem and increasing the discoverability of start-ups for support and investment.
Collaboration – We ease the sharing of information, knowledge and best practices between our members while forging close linkages between them and other stakeholders (these include but are not limited to Government, Academia, Research and Development Institutions, Corporations and Entrepreneurship Support Organisations (ESOs).