As entrepreneurs, we get by thanks to our fierce independence. Unfortunately, our independence only goes as far as the political climate will allow. Some of us were in high school during 2007-2008 elections and are now founders, if you were building businesses then, how was it? How has the environment improved or deteriorated since then? What did this look like for your bottom line, your team’s motivation, your own morale?
What have you learned about keeping your business alive through it all? Is it possible to ignore politics altogether as a business owner? Have you considered moving your business to another part of the world? How possible is this? What should foreigners owning businesses here prepare for?
If you are having the same questions as us and if you have some answers, this meetup is just for you. In attendance will be long standing founders, foreign founders, political activists, bloggers and startup founders
Our typical monthly events consist of a fireside chat with a local founder, investor, CEO, thought leader. This month, we are hosting a more intimate gathering in the form of a potluck dinner. You heard right, free entry, bring your favourite food, snacks and drinks and let’s really talk.
Potluck Dinner Hosted by Startup Grind Nairobi and Metta
Steve Biko Wafula is a legal professional with keen interests in finance and entrepreneurial with over 8 years’ experience in training, mentoring, building capacity and engaging in entrepreneurial activities with the youth across the nation. He has served in leading roles in various private firms, notably among others Jokakar Capital and Soko Directory Investments, a leading information portal for financial institutions in the EA region.
He has administered several training empowerment programs across the country in conjunction with leading banks in the SME and youth aspects and has developed his career in the entrepreneurial realm to include giving consultancy and advisory services, and capacity building in the latter part of his career.
He has served as a leading digital communication consultant for financial institutions in the country and the EA region. He is also a leading columnist on entrepreneurial matters in the Daily Nation and a celebrated Business and investment analyst on the CNBC Africa Channel.