WHO WE REALLY ARE

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WHO WE REALLY ARE

Innovative and Nurturing

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The Pwani Innovation Week brings together some of the leading local, Kenyan and global voices in youth innovation, entrepreneurship and technology through a series of talks, workshops and functions held over a week of showcasing and exhibitions. The tech festival, taking place on December 3rd to 6th, includes sessions on ‘Making innovation work for women and girls’, ‘Innovation with purpose’, and ‘Purpose-driven partnership’ all aimed at breaking down barriers to the advancement of youth-led innovation in the African and global economy.

The Pwani Innovation Week will be held in Mombasa at SwahiliPot Hub. The initiative forms part of country’s global commitment to ensuring women, men and girls in Mombasa are empowered to take advantage of the opportunities of the 21st century economy. mohamed Noor, Founder of SwailiPot Hub says closing the STEM skills gap for the next wave of tech leaders and entrepreneurs will be essential to bolstering economic growth and further unlocking technology’s capacity for social good. 

OUR HISTORY

Pwani Innovation Week was born out of how little nurturing was being done to commercialise technology from Kenya into new industries through start-ups, private sector involvement and enabling government absorption of new ideas. Our first Innovation Week in 2018 started with getting the roles and language between government, industry and academics aligned. The content migrated from our Pwani tech innovative minds i cultured and showcased to our sponsors at the centre stage of Pwani Innovation Week who are the vital heroes in taking the inovative spirit and economy forward.

OUR VALUE PROPOSITION

Our Value Proposition is that our effort should go towards enabling the Tech Entrepreneur flourish here at the coastal region as they will hence be the only entity able to leapfrog systematic change to alleviate poverty, drive inclusiveness whilst meeting our country’s Agenda 4.0 head-on. Large business, curricula in the universities and government policies cannot move fast enough to keep up with the technological changes; The Pwani Tech Entrepreneur can!

AT PIW, WE SEEK TO:

a) Provide a platform where Tech Entrepreneurs and innovators can participate, grow their know-how and connections, and make their ideas come to life. With the rapid advent of the Industrial Tech Revolution, the flexibility to integrate, and the speed to market will be absolutely critical. b) Collaborate with government, academia and industry to build an African system for innovation on a practical level. c) Provide curated networking with technology leaders and founders, trend specialists, policy makers and forward thinkers. d) Bring together innovation leaders from different cities and towns, backgrounds, disciplines and world-views, to create an innovative economic environment that will prosper the Kenyan economy and have a positive effect on our clients’ competitive edge. e) Encourage mutually beneficial deal-making between entrepreneurs and investors. Grow and accelerate organisational innovation culture. Facilitate the establishment of industry-leaders by presenting new market opportunities.

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PLATFORMS & EVENTS

In a nutshell

Programme

Exhibitions

Speakers

Match and Invest

Pitching Den

Inventors Garage

Volunteer Programme

Bootcamps

HIGHLIGHTS

At the innovation Week Event

WORLD RENOWNED SPEAKERS

 Witness thought-leadership, live in action. Revolutionise with local & international speakers.

HIGH TECH ENTREPRENEURS

Meet and get to know the tech start-up ecosystem in the coastal region.

CORPORATE NETWORKING

Meet investors, innovators and industry leaders from all ends of the country and interact.

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Our commitment to innovative practices that advance gender equality has given rise to several strong internal programs such as the Mombasa Tech Girls, Mombasa Hackerthon TRO with an employee driven network that provides opportunities for women and men alike to share their professional insight, support other innovative minds in the coastal reagion, and influence on diversity issues. By supporting programs such as #PwaniInnovationWeek, we endeavour to play a leading role in driving the diversity narrative beyond kenya to the broader ecosystem.

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