Wheat from Chaff: Engineering Startups Face Threshing In Nairobi

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The 2017 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation final will take place at a celebratory evening event on 23 May.

Finalists from a group of 16 talented entrepreneurs will pitch their projects to the audience and the judging panel during the event.  The audience will have the chance to vote for their favourite and see the winner be announced following the judges’ final decision.

Talented entrepreneurs from across sub-Saharan Africa will be exhibiting their innovations and the next winner of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation will be selected on the night!

The Africa Prize is supported by The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund, The UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund, Consolidated Contractors Company, ConcoPhillips and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Africa Innovates will bring together alumni from the Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) programme from across Africa along with other entrepreneurs and innovation stakeholders.

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The LIF programme is part of the UK government’s Newton Fund and supports engineering entrepreneurs across 14 emerging countries who are in the process of developing a business plan for their innovation. The two-day event will commence with interactive workshops focusing on peer learning for technology entrepreneurs in the region.

Attendees will have an opportunity to share ideas and experiences with others
Learn from other innovators who have experience in your area of interest
Gain new perspectives to help move your business forward
Reconnect with alumni, make new contacts and forge links in the African innovation ecosystem.

The event will host Entrepreneurs from various African regions, Industry and government stakeholders, Investors and venture capitalists.

Event format

Tailored workshop-style sessions in relevant areas of commercialisation
The opportunity to run your own session for others
Investor matchmaking – attend a workshop with an investor

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