The Incubation and Innovation Centre to host guest speaker series throughout the Spring semester

By Scott Bellows

Building off of our ‘Women in Entrepreneurship’ series last semester, the USIU-Africa Incubation and Innovation Center will be holding training, coaching, and guest speaker series for this Spring semester built around the theme of ‘Business Venture Scaleup’. The upcoming speakers for February and March that include:

- Wednesday, February 10, at 6:00pm: Charity Kamunya and Peter Kirugumi, Partners at P & C Kamunya Advocates. Topic: Emerging Legal & Tax Highlights for Kenyan Entrepreneurs.

- Wednesday, February 17, at 5:30pm: Linus Gitahi, Board Chairman of Tropikal Brands Afrika Ltd and former Group CEO of Nation Media. Topic: Scaling your Business Startup.

- Wednesday, March 3, at 5:30pm: Vincent Rapundo, Chandaria Foundation. Topic: Social Entrepreneurship and Linking with Foundations.

- Wednesday, March 10, at 5:30pm: Max Musau, CEO of JIWE Studios. Topic: Gaming Industry Startups in Kenya.

- Wednesday, March 17, at 5:30pm: Stephen Ngigi, Founder and CEO of Matteh Limited. Topic: An Entrepreneur's Journey: Pivot or Persevere.

- Wednesday, March 24, at 5:30pm: Tom Kirengo, Co-Founder and Managing Director of ‎Imara Mediplus. Topic: County Outlook: Creating Large Scale Rural Businesses.

- Wednesday, March 31, at 5:30pm: John Magambo, Managing Director of Capital Hill Securities. Topic: Entrepreneur's Dilemma: Employment or Business Startup.

Meetings can be accessed using the following credentials:

Zoom Meeting ID: 989 6372 7893

Password: incubator1

The center runs an entrepreneurship incubation program for current students, faculty, staff, and alumni. It offers free entrepreneurship coaching, mentoring, training, guest speakers, focus groups, investor pitching, networking, and office space.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all our support to students and alumni entrepreneurs will remain online. Every week this Spring, we will hold open coaching (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays), mentoring (Thursdays and Fridays), training (Mondays and Wednesdays), focus groups (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays), prospective customer surveying (Tuesdays and Wednesdays), and guest speakers (Wednesdays). To join the incubation program, please fill out the registration form on this link:

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