2ND ECOSYSTEM ENABLERS FORUM

BUILDING A STRONGER KENYAN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM THROUGH COLLABORATION

In line with our Capacity Building and Empowerment objectives, we participated in the Lake Basin Innovation & Investment Week 2019 (LBIIW) on the 19th of November 2019, themed ‘The Next Frontier Economy’ which was hosted in Kisumu.  The LBIIW is an annual entrepreneurship and innovation gathering that convenes entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, policymakers, government, development agencies and other ecosystem support players; to spur the economic growth of the Lake Basin Region, through innovative business models in digitization, SME financing and local manufacturing. Our key win during this engagement was the potential for ASSEK and her partners to create and disseminate a handbook for startups in Kenya for Capacity building in the UpCountry Hubs.