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Startup Savanna

Kenya and beyond

Startup Savanna connects the Kenyan ecosystem to international experts, investment, and support infrastructure, contributing to job creation,  business growth, and sustainability.

The International Acceleration Process, known as Startup Savanna, is a sub-component under component 1 of  the Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship Project (KIEP) funded by the World Bank Group and implemented by the Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry (MITI). Led by GrowthAfricain partnership with ANDE as the implementing consulting firm.

Startup Savanna

Accelerating Africa’s leading innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem

We identify, engage and connect Kenyan entrepreneurs with international connections and resources which spark and accelerate their growth.

In partnership with international resources and Kenyan entrepreneur support organisations we are building the leading innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa.

Tell us what international resource(s) you need to grow your business. Is it mentors, expertise, a global launch platform, event, networks, corporate partnership, investors or research partners? Or something completely different?

We find and match you and fellow Kenyan entrepreneurs with resources across the globe that can help you and your business grow – and unlock your full potential.

We invite you to collaborate. We wish to support your organisation with access to more and better international resources for your entrepreneurs.

Engage with us on what international resources, activities and networks that would enable you to strengthen the growth of the entrepreneurs you work with.

We engage with individuals and organisations interested in – or already – supporting impactful Kenyan entrepreneurs to spark and accelerate their growth.

We help you to easily connect with the entrepreneurs or entrepreneur support organisations that match your interest, expertise and resources.

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Startup Savanna activities

Startup Savanna collaboratively offers Kenyan startups, entrepreneurial ecosystem and the international ecosystem a platform for knowledge sharing, networking, partnerships, technical business improvement support, investment, and market expansion opportunities.

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Upcoming opportunities

We secure great international opportunities. Get your access here.

Designing an optimal holding company structure for African startups

Are you operating in multiple countries and looking for how to structure your operations optimally? Join our webinar at 3 pm EAT with Irfaan Hossany, the Managing Director for Mauritius at Krypton Fund Services to learn invaluable strategies on how to refine your startup’s structure and enhance its potential for success. Register here: Design an optimal holding company structure

March 21st, 2024

Designing an optimal holding company structure for African startups

Are you operating in multiple countries and looking for how to structure your operations optimally? Join our webinar at 3 pm EAT with Irfaan Hossany, the Managing Director for Mauritius at Krypton Fund Services to learn invaluable strategies on how to refine your startup’s structure and enhance its potential for success. Register here: Design an optimal holding company structure

March 21st, 2024

Procurement readiness for global markets

Are you a woman-owned business aiming to tap into global corporate markets? Join our session at 3pm EAT with Frida Owinga, Regional Director for Africa at WEConnect International, and Sydonie Neysmith, MBA, International Founder and CEO of Black Swan Consulting Inc. Register here: Funding opportunity

March 19th, 2024

Procurement readiness for global markets

Are you a woman-owned business aiming to tap into global corporate markets? Join our session at 3pm EAT with Frida Owinga, Regional Director for Africa at WEConnect International, and Sydonie Neysmith, MBA, International Founder and CEO of Black Swan Consulting Inc. Register here: Funding opportunity

March 19th, 2024

Funding opportunity

Are you a budding startup or a seasoned entrepreneur ready to take your business to new heights? Here’s your chance to secure the funding to fuel your growth! We invite you to our pitching event, presented in collaboration with Kua Ventures from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EAT at Kua Ventures, Block B, 3rd Floor, ABC Place, Westlands, Nairobi.
Register here: Funding opportunity

March 19th, 2024

Funding opportunity

Are you a budding startup or a seasoned entrepreneur ready to take your business to new heights? Here’s your chance to secure the funding to fuel your growth! We invite you to our pitching event, presented in collaboration with Kua Ventures from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EAT at Kua Ventures, Block B, 3rd Floor, ABC Place, Westlands, Nairobi.
Register here: Funding opportunity

March 19th, 2024

Entrepreneur Pitch Event

Are you a Kenyan entrepreneur seeking funding? Join the upcoming Entrepreneur Pitch Event, where aspiring entrepreneurs have the opportunity to kickstart their journey towards success. The pitch event by Christian Business Angels is in collaboration with Sinapis and Intentum Norway. Participants stand a chance to receive training and funding of up to US$50,000.
Register here: Entrepreneur pitch event

March 21st, 2024

Entrepreneur Pitch Event

Are you a Kenyan entrepreneur seeking funding? Join the upcoming Entrepreneur Pitch Event, where aspiring entrepreneurs have the opportunity to kickstart their journey towards success. The pitch event by Christian Business Angels is in collaboration with Sinapis and Intentum Norway. Participants stand a chance to receive training and funding of up to US$50,000.
Register here: Entrepreneur pitch event

March 21st, 2024

Business mentorship program

Are you a thriving entrepreneur leading a tech-focused venture with a proven track record of profitability over the past two years and a team of at least 5 members?Startup Savanna, in collaboration with a world-renowned knowledge partner, is thrilled to announce an exclusive Business Mentorship Program!
Program Duration: March – April (2 months)
Focus: Providing free coaching and consulting to tackle your tech implementation challenges.
Register here: Business mentorship program

February 29th, 2024

Business mentorship program

Are you a thriving entrepreneur leading a tech-focused venture with a proven track record of profitability over the past two years and a team of at least 5 members?Startup Savanna, in collaboration with a world-renowned knowledge partner, is thrilled to announce an exclusive Business Mentorship Program!
Program Duration: March – April (2 months)
Focus: Providing free coaching and consulting to tackle your tech implementation challenges.
Register here: Business mentorship program

February 29th, 2024

The essence of entrepreneurial mentoring

Are you an entrepreneur seeking clarity and confidence in your business journey? Join our webinar with Bernhard, exploring the essence of entrepreneurial mentoring and discover how to maximize its potential for your business growth. The session is on Thursday, 29th February 2024 at 15:00 PM with Bernhard Brouwer, the Founder of Flip the Switch Coaching. Register here: The essence of entrepreneurial mentoring

February 29th, 2024

The essence of entrepreneurial mentoring

Are you an entrepreneur seeking clarity and confidence in your business journey? Join our webinar with Bernhard, exploring the essence of entrepreneurial mentoring and discover how to maximize its potential for your business growth. The session is on Thursday, 29th February 2024 at 15:00 PM with Bernhard Brouwer, the Founder of Flip the Switch Coaching. Register here: The essence of entrepreneurial mentoring

February 29th, 2024

Sustainable Sales Growth Strategies for Businesses

Are you seeking to construct a robust, scalable sales engine that can unleash the full growth potential of your business? Join our upcoming virtual session to gain invaluable insights on building a sustainable and scalable sales strategy. The session on Thursday, 8th February 2024 at 15:00 PM with Nick Kingesley-Johnson Head of Business Development and Senior Consultant at Whitten & Roy Partnership. Register here: Sustainable sales growth strategies for businesses

February 8th, 2024

Sustainable Sales Growth Strategies for Businesses

Are you seeking to construct a robust, scalable sales engine that can unleash the full growth potential of your business? Join our upcoming virtual session to gain invaluable insights on building a sustainable and scalable sales strategy. The session on Thursday, 8th February 2024 at 15:00 PM with Nick Kingesley-Johnson Head of Business Development and Senior Consultant at Whitten & Roy Partnership. Register here: Sustainable sales growth strategies for businesses

February 8th, 2024

Kenya Meets Spain

Are you an ambitious entrepreneur eager to explore business prospects in Spain? Join our exclusive virtual session, “Kenya Meets Spain,” where we bring together the dynamic business landscape of Spain. The session on Thursday, 1st February 2024 at 15:00 PM with Martin Jerch, Head of the Department for Entrepreneurship and Investments at ICEX Invest in Spain. Watch the recording here: Kenya meets Spain recording

February 1st, 2024

Kenya Meets Spain

Are you an ambitious entrepreneur eager to explore business prospects in Spain? Join our exclusive virtual session, “Kenya Meets Spain,” where we bring together the dynamic business landscape of Spain. The session on Thursday, 1st February 2024 at 15:00 PM with Martin Jerch, Head of the Department for Entrepreneurship and Investments at ICEX Invest in Spain. Watch the recording here: Kenya meets Spain recording

February 1st, 2024

The power & potential of impact investing

Are you seeking the perfect balance between purpose and profits in your entrepreneurial journey? Join our virtual session on the power & potential of impact investing. The session on Thursday, 25th January 2024 at 15:00 PM with Lisa Illingworth, Co-founder of FutureproofSA and Commercial Director at Raise. Watch the recording here: The power & potential of impact investing recording

January 25th, 2024

The power & potential of impact investing

Are you seeking the perfect balance between purpose and profits in your entrepreneurial journey? Join our virtual session on the power & potential of impact investing. The session on Thursday, 25th January 2024 at 15:00 PM with Lisa Illingworth, Co-founder of FutureproofSA and Commercial Director at Raise. Watch the recording here: The power & potential of impact investing recording

January 25th, 2024

Kenya meets Portugal

Are you an entrepreneur in the Agritech, Circular Economy, and Tech space, or are you interested in doing business in Portugal? Join our virtual session on Kenyan Startups Meet Portugal. The session on Tuesday, 16th January 2024 at 15:00 PM will delve into what makes Portugal a coveted business destination, uncover hot sector opportunities, and unveil the key strategies to access and thrive in these markets. Watch the recording here: Kenyan Startups Meet Portugal recording

January 16th, 2024

Kenya meets Portugal

Are you an entrepreneur in the Agritech, Circular Economy, and Tech space, or are you interested in doing business in Portugal? Join our virtual session on Kenyan Startups Meet Portugal. The session on Tuesday, 16th January 2024 at 15:00 PM will delve into what makes Portugal a coveted business destination, uncover hot sector opportunities, and unveil the key strategies to access and thrive in these markets. Watch the recording here: Kenyan Startups Meet Portugal recording

January 16th, 2024

Crafting irresistible decks & closing the deal

Are you an entrepreneur looking to elevate your funding game? Join our virtual session as we unveil how to create compelling pitch decks and how to successfully close investment deals. Asger will share invaluable insights into mastering investor materials and shed light on how a robust strategy aligns with securing financing for your business on 13th December 2023 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EAT. Watch the recording here: Crafting irresistible decks & closing the deal recording

December 13th, 2023

Crafting irresistible decks & closing the deal

Are you an entrepreneur looking to elevate your funding game? Join our virtual session as we unveil how to create compelling pitch decks and how to successfully close investment deals. Asger will share invaluable insights into mastering investor materials and shed light on how a robust strategy aligns with securing financing for your business on 13th December 2023 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EAT. Watch the recording here: Crafting irresistible decks & closing the deal recording

December 13th, 2023

Fusion Skills for the 21st Century Workplace

Are you an entrepreneur looking to equip yourself and your team with skills to boost your overall performance while growing your businesses? Join the virtual session on Fusion Skills for the 21st Century Workplace with Kate Ross who will share valuable insights on enhancing performance and driving business growth through equitable skills training and workplace learning on 8th December 2023 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Watch the recording here: Fusion Skills for the 21st Century Workplace recording

December 8th, 2023

Fusion Skills for the 21st Century Workplace

Are you an entrepreneur looking to equip yourself and your team with skills to boost your overall performance while growing your businesses? Join the virtual session on Fusion Skills for the 21st Century Workplace with Kate Ross who will share valuable insights on enhancing performance and driving business growth through equitable skills training and workplace learning on 8th December 2023 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Watch the recording here: Fusion Skills for the 21st Century Workplace recording

December 8th, 2023

Latitude59 Kenya Edition

Join us for the Latitude59 Kenya Edition, a vibrant and exciting event that brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts in Nairobi, Kenya. Get ready for a day filled with inspiring talks, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities. Be part of Latitude59 Kenya Edition on December 6 in Nairobi at @Sarit Expo Centre. Link to tickets: Latitude59 Tickets
100% Coupon code: L59xKASPAR100

December 6th, 2023

Latitude59 Kenya Edition

Join us for the Latitude59 Kenya Edition, a vibrant and exciting event that brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts in Nairobi, Kenya. Get ready for a day filled with inspiring talks, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities. Be part of Latitude59 Kenya Edition on December 6 in Nairobi at @Sarit Expo Centre. Link to tickets: Latitude59 Tickets
100% Coupon code: L59xKASPAR100

December 6th, 2023

The Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize is a global environmental prize and platform for impact dedicated to finding and growing solutions that will repair our planet this decade. They are looking for inspiring, impactful, and inclusive solutions to submit. Could it be you? Find out more: The Earthshot Prize

2024

The Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize is a global environmental prize and platform for impact dedicated to finding and growing solutions that will repair our planet this decade. They are looking for inspiring, impactful, and inclusive solutions to submit. Could it be you? Find out more: The Earthshot Prize

2024

Entrepreneurship Sports Generation

Entrepreneurship Sports Generation (ESG) is a global, sportified entrepreneurship tournament. ESG seeks to provide the most promising startups, working along the ideals of conscious entrepreneurship, with a platform to unleash their potential and achieve global scale. Apply now at ESG Global

November 30, 2023

Entrepreneurship Sports Generation

Entrepreneurship Sports Generation (ESG) is a global, sportified entrepreneurship tournament. ESG seeks to provide the most promising startups, working along the ideals of conscious entrepreneurship, with a platform to unleash their potential and achieve global scale. Apply now at ESG Global

November 30, 2023

Latitude59 Pitching Competition

Latitude59 and Startup Wise Guys invite early-stage startups to participate in the international L59 Pitch Competition. The thrilling finals will unfold on the main stage during Latitude59 Kenya Edition at the Sarit Expo Centre in Nairobi on December 6, 2023. Click here for more information: Latitude59 Kenya.

November 23, 2023

Latitude59 Pitching Competition

Latitude59 and Startup Wise Guys invite early-stage startups to participate in the international L59 Pitch Competition. The thrilling finals will unfold on the main stage during Latitude59 Kenya Edition at the Sarit Expo Centre in Nairobi on December 6, 2023. Click here for more information: Latitude59 Kenya.

November 23, 2023

Enhancing Women Entrepreneurship in Africa

The Enhancing Women Entrepreneurship in Africa Program, launched by Seedstars, is back with a fantastic opportunity to supercharge your women-led SMEs. This is your chance to get 1:1 mentorship, access to funding opportunities, and gain global visibility. Don’t miss out! Apply now here: EWEA Form. Application ends on October 23 2023. Learn more about the program here: Seedstars EWEA

October 4, 2023

Enhancing Women Entrepreneurship in Africa

The Enhancing Women Entrepreneurship in Africa Program, launched by Seedstars, is back with a fantastic opportunity to supercharge your women-led SMEs. This is your chance to get 1:1 mentorship, access to funding opportunities, and gain global visibility. Don’t miss out! Apply now here: EWEA Form. Application ends on October 23 2023. Learn more about the program here: Seedstars EWEA

October 4, 2023

Nairobi Slush'd

The Nairobi Slush’D event will be held at Strathmore University. This remarkable event will bring together the best subject matter experts in innovation, entrepreneurship, and inclusion. Join us and be part of a community that values diversity and creativity.

September 22, 2023

Nairobi Slush'd

The Nairobi Slush’D event will be held at Strathmore University. This remarkable event will bring together the best subject matter experts in innovation, entrepreneurship, and inclusion. Join us and be part of a community that values diversity and creativity.

September 22, 2023

AfricArena Nairobi Summit

AfricArena Nairobi Summit is an electrifying two-day event that brings together African tech startups and investors to explore cutting-edge trends and discuss investment opportunities in EastAfrica. The summit will feature pitches from 20+ startups operating across the continent alongside captivating keynotes and panel discussions from top business, tech, and investment leaders in the region.

September 6th and 7th 2023

AfricArena Nairobi Summit

AfricArena Nairobi Summit is an electrifying two-day event that brings together African tech startups and investors to explore cutting-edge trends and discuss investment opportunities in EastAfrica. The summit will feature pitches from 20+ startups operating across the continent alongside captivating keynotes and panel discussions from top business, tech, and investment leaders in the region.

September 6th and 7th 2023

Launch of KIEP-SKIES

KIEP-Strengthening Kenyan Innovation Ecosystem (SKIES), an ambitious endeavour by The Kenya Industry & Entrepreneurship Project, extends a warm invitation to all innovation trailblazers from innovation hubs and incubators to accelerators and tech bootcamp providers. With unwavering support from the State Department for Industry and esteemed entities such as The World Bank, Spineberg, and E4Impact Foundation, SKIES is poised to reshape Kenya’s innovation ecosystem.

August 22, 2023

Launch of KIEP-SKIES

KIEP-Strengthening Kenyan Innovation Ecosystem (SKIES), an ambitious endeavour by The Kenya Industry & Entrepreneurship Project, extends a warm invitation to all innovation trailblazers from innovation hubs and incubators to accelerators and tech bootcamp providers. With unwavering support from the State Department for Industry and esteemed entities such as The World Bank, Spineberg, and E4Impact Foundation, SKIES is poised to reshape Kenya’s innovation ecosystem.

August 22, 2023

IGNITE Entrepreneurship Program

The IGNITE entrepreneurship program, brought to you by Startup Savanna; a KIEP International Acceleration Process (IAccP), which is a World Bank and GOK initiative, linking Kenyan entrepreneurs to international and local resources, a cornerstone of Kenya’s Vision 2030. Fill out the online application form to apply: IGNITE Entrepreneurship Program Form

August 17th 2023

IGNITE Entrepreneurship Program

The IGNITE entrepreneurship program, brought to you by Startup Savanna; a KIEP International Acceleration Process (IAccP), which is a World Bank and GOK initiative, linking Kenyan entrepreneurs to international and local resources, a cornerstone of Kenya’s Vision 2030. Fill out the online application form to apply: IGNITE Entrepreneurship Program Form

August 17th 2023

Fintech Abu Dhabi 2021 tour

Fintech Abu Dhabi tour comes to Africa in search of the next big innovation. Each search stop features dedicated panel discussions, fireside chats and pitching battles, providing attendees with invigorating content around topics on the growth and adoption of fintech interconnecting across the globe. Attendees get the opportunity also to see which fintech startups will be crowned winners and join the illustrious Fintech100 at Fintech Abu Dhabi 2021.

July 21st 2021 and August 11th 2021

Fintech Abu Dhabi 2021 tour

Fintech Abu Dhabi tour comes to Africa in search of the next big innovation. Each search stop features dedicated panel discussions, fireside chats and pitching battles, providing attendees with invigorating content around topics on the growth and adoption of fintech interconnecting across the globe. Attendees get the opportunity also to see which fintech startups will be crowned winners and join the illustrious Fintech100 at Fintech Abu Dhabi 2021.

July 21st 2021 and August 11th 2021

Wadhwani Foundation - IGNITE July intake

The Wadhwani Foundation Africa in collaboration with Startup Savanna has opened registration for entrepreneurs to apply to the next global intake for the Wadhwani Foundation IGNITE Entrepreneurship Development Program. IGNITE July intake

July 23, 2021

Wadhwani Foundation - IGNITE July intake

The Wadhwani Foundation Africa in collaboration with Startup Savanna has opened registration for entrepreneurs to apply to the next global intake for the Wadhwani Foundation IGNITE Entrepreneurship Development Program. IGNITE July intake

July 23, 2021

Techstars Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour educational event where developers, designers, business developers, marketers, teachers, students, and everyone in between, can come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend.

23rd to 25th July, 2021.

Techstars Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour educational event where developers, designers, business developers, marketers, teachers, students, and everyone in between, can come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend.

23rd to 25th July, 2021.

Startup Junkie

The Woman Entrepreneur’s Road Map to Getting Your Business Off the Ground. Reviewing the Lean Canvas design for starting any small business.

Sep 8, 2021

Startup Junkie

The Woman Entrepreneur’s Road Map to Getting Your Business Off the Ground. Reviewing the Lean Canvas design for starting any small business.

Sep 8, 2021

Startup Grind

Startup Grind Europe Conference join 3,000 attendees, 200 startups for a full day of invaluable networking and innovative content. It will feature startups, investors, and innovators will converge in London for discussions around the future of startups, venture capital, artificial intelligence, fintech, and more.

Sep 9, 2021

Startup Grind

Startup Grind Europe Conference join 3,000 attendees, 200 startups for a full day of invaluable networking and innovative content. It will feature startups, investors, and innovators will converge in London for discussions around the future of startups, venture capital, artificial intelligence, fintech, and more.

Sep 9, 2021

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