The 13th Kenyan cohort of the GrowthAfrica Accelerator attracted 8 exciting ventures from various industries including fashion, fintech, engineering, agriculture, food and security.
All eight entrepreneurs have successfully completed the first phase of the programme which runs for 6 months. During that period, they were equipped with business growth strategies, investment readiness and leadership strategies. They were also linked to speakers, mentors and sages who were a great resource in terms of providing valuable insights to entrepreneurs.
Some of the key speakers who interacted with the 13th Kenyan cohort are: Peter Njonjo, Founder, Twiga Foods, Asif Noorani, Fanisi Investment Capital and Irfan Keshavjee, Founder, Karibu Homes.
The entrepreneurs are now in the second phase of the acceleration programme where they get to implement the growth strategies prepared for their businesses with support from our Business Growth Advisors. The growth process also involves linkages to various investment opportunities.
Some of the ventures from the 2019 cohort have already been connected to great opportunities and we are proud to see their growth over the past 6 months.
Here is a brief on the 8 Kenyan ventures:
Vintara Collections is an African bag and accessory brand that showcases the amazing African cultures to the rest of the world. The company manufactures an array of bags including laptop bags, shopping bags, backpacks, lunch boxes, travelling and gym bags using the African fabric, Ankara.
Agrofoods Limited is a food company that aggregates roots, tubers and vegetables from smallholder farmers, semi processes orange-fleshed sweet potato and strawberries into puree for supply to bakeries and delivers assorted fresh vegetables to consumers.
Ecodudu is a waste-to value company that uses the black soldier fly and data driven analytics to recycle organic waste into high-protein animal feed and the rich residue which is processed into organic fertilizer.
Foursons Security Solutions
Foursons Security Solutions is a security systems provider that provides turnkey installations from concept to commissioning. The company designs, supplies, installs and maintains CCTV surveillance systems as well as access control, intruder alarm, perimeter security systems, supply of ICT products, software development among others.
Marita’s Bhajia’s is a quick servicerestaurant that specializes in unique bhajia’s, chicken and chicken wings. The company’s target market includes food lovers who are looking for the ultimate comfort food.
The Noble Gents
The Noble Gents is a premier menswear brand that offers superior high end western designer suits, shirts and accessories to the high end market in Kenya.
Uzapoint is an ERP solutions company that enhances the efficiency, intelligence and profitability of small small-scale businesses in Africa. It works with small businesses who lack the necessary tools to help them manage their resources optimally.
Ren Engineering Solutions
Ren Engineering company enhances the quality and efficiency of air compression systems for optimal energy use. It specializes in identifying inefficiencies in production systems, preventing high capex air compression systems, contaminated air that affects the quality and safety of processing plants.
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