Last Friday (22nd November 2019), we hosted the Founder’s Yard 2019 Event at the ALX, Pinetree Plaza, off Ngong Road here in Nairobi.
The event was a culmination of our inaugural annual Founder’s Yard series, our flagship annual project that involves doing a special feature on outstanding techpreneurs in Kenya and Africa who are under the age of 35.
The main mission of “Founder’s Yard” is to highlight to the world, the cutting-edge innovation taking place in the continent but also putting a spotlight on some of the youngest, brightest and visionaries spearheading these tech startups; while providing key learning points from each entrepreneur.
The process involved identifying entrepreneurs who are under the age of 35 and using technology to solve a particular problem. We took into account both the company and the entrepreneur’s work and achievement. Going forward into the 2020 edition, the project will open a call for applications across the country for 12 entrepreneurs.
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And then an editorial covering the six entrepreneurs and the event to bring together the same entrepreneurs under one roof in front of an audience to share more as they interact and respond to more questions on their entrepreneurial journey.
Just as planned, the event had a little over 50 people attending allowing a more intimate panellist session to thrive.
The moderator for the day was Andrew Njonjo Kiogora, the Founder and Project Manager at Lattice Interactive, a technology support company that offers web and mobile application developments to other startups.
Sharing on the keynote this evening is Nasreen Ali, the Co-founder and CFO of Cherehani Africa, a for-profit social enterprise that leverages mobile-based technology to provide credit and distribute personalized financial education to women and adolescent girls who own micro-enterprises.
And the audience was keenly following…
And they would engage the panellists with questions…
And more questions…
And the panellists would respond to the various questions from both the audience and the moderator.
The event was utmost vibrant and filled with enthusiasm…
…with refreshments to keep the conversations alive.
And more networking opportunities to expand everyone’s reach.
The photos for the event were well captured by Baruch Press & Photography.