Nairobi — A total of ten Kenyan startups will receive training opportunities through Strathmore’s Whitebox Program.
They include Giftpesa, Residence Smart Address System, Hela.money, Fundi Link, Shop Okoa, PLAT-DEL, NeuralSight, Thorium App, Hao Finder, and Meira.
In February 2023, the ICT Authority (ICTA) entered into a partnership with Strathmore University’s ibizAfrica to support the growth of the innovation ecosystem.
Whitebox Strathmore Bootcamp was started to support the capacity building of startups in the areas of business planning, market entry strategies, financial management, legal, and regulatory frameworks.
Others were to provide acceleration to startups and offer them technical support.
“These startups represent the essence of Kenyan innovations in diverse sectors such as agritech, fintech, and cyber-security which showcases the diversity and ingenuity that our nation is known for,” @iLabAfrica Director Joseph Sevilla said.
“@iBizAfrica is excited to provide them with the necessary support, mentorship, and resources to nurture their growth and amplify their impact,” Sevilla added.
“The Whitebox Strathmore Innovation Program is not just about individual startups; it’s about fostering an ecosystem of collaboration, and inspiration through @iLabAfrica’s and @iBizAfrica’s dynamic approach.”
After calls for innovation submissions were announced on Facebook and Twitter, a total of 45 innovators responded.
“I am delighted to note that the call for applications has come to a successful end with the naming of the 10 top finalists,” ICT Authority CEO Stanley Kamanguya said.
“The partnership between the ICT Authority will go a long way building the already robust ICT Innovation in Kenya.”