Startup Savanna collaboratively offers Kenyan startups and entrepreneurial ecosystem a platform for knowledge sharing, networking, partnerships, technical business improvement support, growth capital and market expansion opportunities. Participating enterprises will benefit from the following offerings:

Access to



Events and conferences

Access to international events and conferences for knowledge sharing, networking opportunities, pitching opportunities, access to global markets and benchmarking.

Experts and mentors

Linkage to international experts and mentors to support innovation, technical and business improvement

Accelerators and incubators

Access to international accelerators and incubators for business development support, financing and networks


Access to international investors as sources of growth capital for Kenyan startups and matchmaking


Access to international corporates, startup associations, and research institutions for partnerships and market expansion

Startup Savanna registration and participation process flow

Registrations open

Bi-annual registrations open for a month to offer prospective Kenyan enterprises, that fit the criteria, an opportunity to enrol for access to the various Startup Savanna international activities and resources.


Manual review of applications against selection criteria and completion of registration requirements for enrollment into Startup Savanna database.

Automated screening

Conducted to ensure that applications have met the mandatory requirements for participation in the Startup Savanna process.

Enterprises that don’t meet mandatory requirements are referred to Entrepreneur Support Organisations for incubation and acceleration in preparation for reapplication.


The pre-selection stage is based on the application criteria and prepares enterprises for the suit of international activities offered by Startup Savanna.


Selection of the applicants based on the three (3) categories of enterprises i.e. Early stage, growth stage and mature stage for access to international activities.

Register to be part of Kenya’s Startup Savanna!

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