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The Nairobi Innovation Week secretariat has announced an exclusive package of benefits for startups participating in this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week Startups’ programme. The Top 6 Most Promising Startups will receive the following package;   Exclusively pitch to potential investors, partners and customers at the Nairobi Innovation Week PitchFest on 14th June, Become the face of Nairobi Innovation Week, FREE
The call for startups to participate in the annual NIW.Startups programme at the Nairobi Innovation Week is live. Startups can now apply and update their profiles on the NIW.Startups online portal for consideration in 2019. The deadline for application is 5th April 2019. 30 startups will be selected to pitch during the 5th Nairobi Innovation Week and the 6 Most Promising
Want to build the best solution in the market? The solution is not in your office, it’s out there in the streets. So go interview your customer segment, ask them questions, and take those lessons! Did you know there are 150 million startups in the world today? That’s not it all either, 50 million new startups launch every year!  On
TUMI Startup Accelerator has announced a team of advisors to the mobility accelerator based at C4D Lab. The team of 8 including the Director of C4D Lab, Dr. Tonny Omwansa will give its expertise advice to the accelerator and the startups. The team comprises of well experienced experts ranging from mobility industry, innovators, sustainable infrastructure technology experts and policy developers. MEET
Although sustainable transport is not represented by a standalone SDG in the 2030 Agenda, it is mainstreamed in a direct or indirect manner into many of the proposed SDGs, especially those related to food security, health, energy, infrastructure, cities and human settlements, and climate change. Here is why transformative and sustainable urban mobility is essential to achieving most if not
Speaking during the TUMI Startup Accelerator pre- acceleration diagnostic assessment workshop, Robert Yawe alias ‘Coach Yawe’  who is a business mentor warned startups of getting into deals with investors. Robert Yawe speaking to Startups at C4D Lab “Startup founders should learn to say ‘No’ to investors at times otherwise you may end up being employees in your own businesses,” Said Yawe.
January 9, 2019

WHAT TO WATCH OUT IN 2019!

Last year was pretty an eventful one. Once again, C4DLab through the University of Nairobi hosted the 4th edition of the Nairobi Innovation Week in March. Folks, this was one of a kind. The event saw over 2,000 delegates come together to promote innovation. 50 plus international speakers also flew into Kenya to grace the event with over 100 local and
TUMI Startup Accelerator just held a pre- launch and orientation of six startups admitted into the mobility accelerator. The accelerator is set to solve Kenya’s mobility challenges. The new accelerator space is set to be officially launched on 24th January 2019 together with the CISCO incubation space.  Speaking during the orientation, Dr. Tonny Omwansa, the Director of C4D Lab, said that the
Six startups set to join the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) Startup Accelerator in Nairobi, Kenya unveiled. Six startups have been selected to join TUMI Startup Accelerator, a mobility startup accelerator in Nairobi Kenya. The admitted startups will be incubated at C4D Lab,the University of Nairobi incubation hub for five months between January 2019 and June 2019. They will get in kind support
The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) Startup Accelerator call for startups has been opened today. Startups in the urban mobility sector can now apply on www.tumi.c4dlab.ac.ke. Selected startups will get in kind support of equivalent value of up to $20,000. The application process will run for one month and close on 15th November 2018. TUMI Startup Accelerator is looking for