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Pwani Innovation Week, 2019

New digital technologies have changed the way we engage and do business. They have disrupted almost every single aspect of our lives. This year’s Pwani Innovation Week provides a platform where Governments, industries, businesses, organizations and individuals will showcase, engage, discuss and explore how Africa, through Kenya, is leapfrogging economic growth – using digital technologies.


Swahili Pot Hub convenes a number of stakeholders and innovators within Mombasa and beyond to organize and implement the annual Pwani Innovation Week (NIW) to support and accelerate the innovation, economy and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the region. As part of the PIW, a strong start-up movement has emerged from the startup initiative and has become the strength with which Pwani innovation week finds a cut through in easing support to innovative initiatives. Innovators creating solutions in various domains are invited to participate within their areas of strength. Anyone wishing to attend should provide their profiles on the link above.

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As we are preparing for our event, here a special thanks to all our Sponsors & Partners. Our event is put on by enthusiastic supporters, which is hence a solid event with venue, food, drink, receptions, video recording, and many more items which is all possible because of the generous support of these great companies and organizations. It is their contribution that makes #PwaniInnovationWeek happen. More on these sponsors and also on our partners below. From us: thank you! We look forward to the event on 3rd December 2019.

More about PIW 2019

The Value of PIW

With PIW, our objectives are fairly simple. To stimulate the innovation ecosystem in the Pwani Region, to develop the Pwani Innovation Strategy, to showcase and celebrate innovative products and services then lastly, enhance the development of innovative ideas and capabilities.


PIW provides a week long access to leading corporations, venture capitalists, angel investors, accelerators, regulators and ecosystem enablers. Develop deep meaningful connections and schedule multiple meetings through our platform while discovering Pwani’s vibrant innovative culture, lifestyle and social segmentation.


Leverage on industry experts because understanding the business environment in Kenya is key to success. Learn and leverage off the wisdom and network brought by our panel of experts from regulators, investors, influencers and leading corporations in Kenya.


Scale Up to boost your business potentials. PIW is a powerful platform with over 1000 and more attendees from participants and tech companies to boost their business expansion into the Coastal region via major PIW regional partners and fundraise on the many pitching events led by solid event partners ad sponsors.


Pwani Innovation Week(PIW) is a coastal wide festival of innovation driven events that bring together the best of Corporates, Ecosystem Partners, Investors, Regulators and Tech Start-Ups along with delegations from around the coastal region of Mombasa and beyond to the tech hub of Mombasa at SwailiPot Hub. The innovative revolution is on the horizon. The advancement we see in technology today is not just rapid – it is exponential. Exciting, disruptive technological innovations are abounding at every turn, followed by an eagerness to acquire, implement and optimise this revolution.


We offer a tremendous opportunity to learn from a world-class expert with PIW. With PIW, you experience immersive learning – not reading, but speaking, not thinking, but sharing. You don’t just watch an expert – you engage. Not only are you an active participant in multiple hours of value-packed interactive instruction, but you benefit from everything


Exhibitors will host networking receptions on their stands, allowing you to get up-close and personal with the exhibits and make new business connections with leading industry players. Available to all attendees on the exhibition show floor. You can enjoy a range of networking opportunities designed to help you catch relaxed and informal conversations in-between sessions.


This is where Multi-disciplinary teams get together. Our Hackathons are typically short and have recognitions for participants based on the quality and/or uniqueness of their contributions.  PIW competitions are more variable, and can range from a Hackathon level event at PIW up to a prolonged semester long event with multiple rounds and presentations at SwahiliPot Hub.


At Pwani Innovation Week, the Keynote sessions will offer insights to ground-breaking areas in the field of communicat ion and internet infrastructure amongst others. The Keynote speakers could be pioneers in a respective field or a trend-setter within the industry. Our interactive keynote speeckers and break-out sessions are informative and engaging. 

Panel Discussion

 Whether you are already moving in this direction of innovation, or are simply wondering what it entails, we offer a panel of great speakers and leaders in various fields discussing what it means to work in our economy with mentorship in governance, development, entrepreneurship and information technology. 

Exhibition Showcase

This is where Multi-disciplinary teams get together to develop solutions to a specified problem or along our specified theme. Collectively, the Exhibition provides a forum to bridge the gap between local entrepreneurs, talent and capital, thereby accelerating the growing start-up community.



Pwani Innovation Week features innovative showcases, business matching opportunities, pitching platforms, and access to our ecosystem network. This event offers experiential engagement in a casual setting with an abundance of networking opportunities for all participants. Join us and make an impact as an industry mover or shaker at Pwani Innovation Week either as a young person or an achier and help make the coastal region more sustainable and increasingly better.

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All PIW  Events

Pwani Innovation Week is a consolidated effort by Swahilipot Hub and it’s partners to help create a widespread culture of innovation in the coastal counties of Kenya. Scheduled for December in Mombasa, the event is aimed at stimulating the Innovation ecosystem in the Pwani region.

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