Empowering the Startup Community

When 19-20 August

Where Nairobi, Kenya

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Garage48 is coming to Kenya- this time around to boost the local startup ecosystem and strengthen the ties between the key organizations of the ecosystem!



    Empowering the Startup Community Workshop is a 2-day long workshop dedicated to

    creating new connections and strengthening the old ones between the startup ecosystem support organizations in Kenya and East-Africa. We will handpick 25 representatives from the key players in the startup ecosystem support community, bring everyone together into one spot and ran series of

    brainstorming sessions, that will contribute to a stronger, smarter and more connected startup ecosystem. The sessions will be led by the professional moderators from Garage48.

    Apply now: https://garage48.typeform.com/to/CvVh3SGQ

    Goals of the workshop

    - to bring together different types of organizations /programmes /companies who play a role in the local startup/entrepreneurial ecosystems.  

    - network- getting to know each other better and understanding each other’s strengths.

    - positioning the organizations into different categories in the startup ecosystem support network. Mapping out all the other organizations as well (who do not participate in the workshop) who play a vital role in the startup-support-ecosystem!

    - to map out the most standard problems that the early-stage startups /companies stumble upon in the East-African region

    - to map out the key funding opportunities for the startups (public and private sources)

    When and where?

    19-20 of August

    Pangea Accelerator, Nairobi, Kenya

    Exact agenda will be announced shortly!

    Who is invited?

    Representatives from up to 25 East-African organizations, who are helping the startup ecosystem to grow and flourish! There is a possibility to travel and attend the workshop in person (all costs covered for the selected participants) or online(free!)

    Applications are open until 06/08/2021!

    Apply now: https://garage48.typeform.com/to/CvVh3SGQ

    The program is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Development Cooperation Fund and carried out by Garage48 and Pangea Accelerator.


    08:30 Coffee and light breakfast

    09:00 Introduction to the workshop

    09:20 Workshop #1. Mapping out the ecosystem

    10:40 Break

    11:00 Workshop #2. Problems of the startups in East Africa

    12:45 Lunch

    13:45 Presenting the problems

    14:30 End of day one


    18:00 Networking dinner


    08:30 Coffee and light breakfast

    09:00 Workshop #3. Solutions for the startups

    10:55 Break

    11:10 Workshop #4. Problems and solutions of the startup support ecosystem

    12:30 Lunch

    13:00 Presenting the solutions

    13:20 Workshop #5 Action and next steps.

    Creating the roadmap for the best solutions supporting the startup ecosystem.

    14:45 Presenting the roadmaps

    15:45 Certificate ceremony and goodbyes

    16:00 End of day two


    Jonas Tesfu
    Co-Founder and CEO at Pangea Accelerator
    Anne Lawi
    Managing Director at Pangea Trust
    Joan Mwangi
    Program Coordinator
    Waithera Wambugu
    Project Coordinator at Pangea Trust
    Abel Muhatia
    Communication Associate at Pangea Trust