African Startups at the iHub for 1776 Challenge 2016

By Nekesa Were
  Published 14 Feb 2016
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The iHub is excited to be part of the 1776 Challenge for the second year in a row. Our mission is to catalyse the tech community and we do this by surfacing information, connecting people and supporting startups. We continuously spur a vibrant community of innovators and entrepreneurs to build ‘best in the world’ companies while solving the myriad of problems present in Africa and across the developing world.

The iHub and Nairobi Garage will co-host the Challenge Cup Regional Nairobi. The competing startups are winners of Challenge Cup local round events in Accra, Addis Ababa, Casablanca, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Pretoria and represent a global reach even more extensive than that.

Several Kenyan startups will also be represented including Lipacard Kenya, LishaBora Hydroponics Ltd, Angaza Boma, Boresha Limited, Moringa School Limited, Illuminum Greenhouses Kenya,, Valuraha Group and Ma3Route. Read more about the Challenge Cup startups here.

All the startups will have access to a pool of expert mentors including Duncan Onyango, Limo Taboi, Nivi Sharma, Dr. Zipporah Ali, Paul Achar and the iHub UX Team.

After two days of pitching coaching, mentor meetings, and rehearsing at the iHub and at Nairobi Garage, the competitors will have the opportunity to showcase their innovations and businesses to the judges and audience at the Kenya National Theatre on Thursday 18th February, 2016 from 6pm.

We invite you to join us for the pitching session at the Kenya National Theatre which is a public event. Come hear pitches from these high-potential companies from across Africa. Join us to find out which world-changing startups will advance to the Global Finals of the Challenge Cup in Washington, D.C. in June 2016. This is also a great opportunity for other startups and entrepreneurs out there to learn how to attract interest and investment. It is an opportunity to meet local investors who will be in the audience looking for new deals to invest in. Register here to attend.

photo credit: Infodev


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