ASSEK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023

ASSEK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023

Celebrating 5 years of Ecosystem Building and Nurturing in Kenya and beyond!

As the membership has grown over time, the Association of Startup and SMEs Enablers of Kenya (ASSEK) would like to appreciate and recognize the journey it has gone through. Reaching the 5-year mark with still a mandate to support the larger entrepreneurship ecosystem, it is time to have a gathering to invite key stakeholders that have provided both financial and non-financial support to support the set up and growth of the Association over time.

Background

Over the last 13 years since the inception of the first innovation hub in Kenya, the innovation space has grown tremendously with the increased awareness of the innovation ecosystem both in the public and private sector and the growth of new enterprises that have a sector deep focus utilizing technology as an enabler for growth and impact such as FinTech, AgriTech, MedTech amongst others.

With the formation of ASSEK in 2018, the initial mandate of the Association to bring together all innovation hubs, Entrepreneur Support Organizations and Diverse Enablers within the country has been achieved to have a collective voice within the Startup Ecosystem.

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Milestones

150 Innovation Hubs

Established in the country to cater to the emerging needs of entrepreneurs.

Increased Awareness

ASSEK initiated The Startup Bill in 2018 as a framework to support the growth of startup economy and access to Government funds and support to act as continuum to support startups, Enablers and early-stage investors.

Support from Development Partners

These include; GIZ, World Bank through the Ministr y of Trade Investments and Trade. Argidius Foundation, European Union amongst others to provide local subsidies to innovation hubs to catalyze their enterprise support

Agenda

Speakers

Partners

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