Apply for Nairobi Innovation Week Startup Programme 2019

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Deadline: 5 April 2019

Applications are open for startups to participate in the annual NIW.Startups programme at the Nairobi Innovation Week is live. 30 startups will be selected to pitch during the 5th Nairobi Innovation Week and the 6 Most Promising Startups 2019 feted.

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NIW 2019 will be held in 10th -14th June at the University of Nairobi Great Court. The startups are set to scale, network, get discovered by investors, partners, customers, mentors and the media. They will also learn from coaches and mentors.

NIW.Startups is a platform for discovering and showcasing the new most promising startups in the region. It also seeks to attract the right investors to initiate funding conversations with the startups. NIW.Startups is part of the annual Nairobi Innovation Week organized by stakeholders in the regional innovation ecosystem. In 2019, Nairobi Innovation Week will be held on 10th – 14th June.

Startups with existing profiles on the NIW.Startups portal will only need to update their profiles for consideration in 2019. Startups in early stage and growth stage are eligible. Participating startups are expected to complete creating and updating their profiles and those of their team members for selection among the 30 startups to pitch during the prestigious Nairobi Innovation Week.

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Themes

The select thematic areas this year are:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing and Processing
  • Innovative Housing
  • Cleantech and Renewable Energy
  • Education and Employability
  • Fintech
  • Governance and Civic Tech
  • Transport and Logistics
  • eCommerce and Business Services
  • Gaming and Entertainment
  • Hardware Innovations.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • The NIW.Startups programme will bring together the startups ecosystem in Kenya.
  • Investors present in 2019 will include VC Funds, Angels and Foundations.
  • Startup enablers will include hubs, incubators and advisors. Selected startups from more advanced ecosystems will also be invited to participate.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://startups.niw.co.ke/

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