Scaling Through Innovation

Jul 26, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Nairobi

Antler East Africa, 10th Floor Waiyaki Way, Nairobi, 00507

Join us for Startup Grind Nairobi's July event on "Scaling through Innovation."

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About this event

Join us for our Startup Grind Nairobi July event where we will be discussing "Scaling through Innovation." 

This event is designed to provide valuable insights and strategies for startups and entrepreneurs looking to scale their businesses effectively.

Event Details:

Date: 26th July 2024

Time: 6PM -8PM

Location: ANTLER, ABC PLACE

Event Schedule:

Session 1: Fireside Chat with Victoria Kleinbort - The strategic edge of localizing your IT infrastructure

In this session, Victoria Kleinbort will discuss the importance of localizing your IT infrastructure. Key topics will include:

  • Benefits of Local Providers vs. Global Providers: Explore the advantages of proximity and accessibility, cost efficiency, personalized services, and local market understanding.
  • Potential Challenges: Understand the difficulties in meeting international standards and certifications.


Session 2: Panel Discussion on Scaling through Innovation

This panel features leaders from four startups that have made significant moves within their industries. Our panelists include representatives from companies backed by Y Combinator, the renowned Silicon Valley accelerator. The discussion will cover:

  • Innovative Scaling Strategies: Learn about the creative approaches these startups have used to scale their operations.
  • Real-World Insights: Hear firsthand experiences and lessons learned from scaling in various industries.


Meet Our Speakers:

FIRESIDE CHAT

  • ViCTORIA KLEINBORT

Victoria Kleinbort is the Development Manager at Servercore and has 12 years of experience in marketing and product development. She excels in product roadmap development and partner ecosystem creation. Victoria has successfully introduced cloud and bare metal solutions to the Southeast Asia and Africa markets.


PANELISTS

  •  PETER WACHIRA - CEO & COFOUNDER TRIPLY

Peter Wachira is an entrepreneur with a track record of founding and leading innovative companies. He launched his first business at 18, providing essential goods and services to low-income households through a buy-now-pay-later model, which he successfully exited. He then pivoted to the travel sector, establishing one of the leading vacation rental management companies in East Africa.

Driven by a passion for empowering communities and reshaping the travel industry, Peter recognized the operational challenges travel businesses face. This led him to create Triply, an operating system designed to streamline the travel industry's complexities. Triply unifies payments, invoicing, payroll, accounting, and operations into a single platform, enabling travel businesses in Africa to operate more efficiently and effectively.

Notably, Triply was selected for the W24 batch of the renowned Silicon Valley-based Y Combinator accelerator, underscoring its potential to revolutionize the travel industry.

  • BERNARD MOMANYI - CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER, SANIFU AI

Bernard is passionate about entrepreneurship in Africa, committed to solving the hardest problems using scalable technology, and building businesses that make a significant impact on people’s lives.

With over 10 years of experience as a consultant and entrepreneur, Bernard has developed and acquired diverse skill sets in project management, product development, business development, team management, customer acquisition, customer development, and sales. His expertise spans multiple regions, having worked and consulted for companies in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, the USA, the Middle East, the UK, and China.

Bernard is currently the CMO and Co-founder of Patika, a company that empowers Africa’s SMBs to track customer debt, facilitate repayments, and manage cash flow effectively. Patika is backed by Y Combinator, having participated in the S22 batch.



FACILITATOR

  • DEAN GICHUKIE - CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER , QUIKK API

Dean Gichukie is a Co-Founder & Growth lead at Quikk. He has worked at multiple African VC backed Fintechs. Most recently at a data API startup as CMO, helping onboard 40 million plus data profiles from tech companies, telcos & fintechs. Before that, he worked with a wealthtech, enabling Africans to Invest in global financial markets. He is a founder and operator, building companies & startups in fintech, technology & creative categories over the past decade. He has also mentored, trained & advised dozens of tech companies through accelerators & incubator programmes. He is a semifinalist of the Thiel Fellowship (offered by Peter Thiel’s Thiel Foundation) and the Mastercard Future Forward Innovations programme.



Why Attend?

  • Learn from Experts: Gain insights from industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs.
  • Network: Connect with like-minded individuals, potential partners, and investors.
  • Get Inspired: Discover innovative strategies to overcome scaling challenges and drive growth.


Make sure you RSVP early since tickets are limited. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and network with industry experts and fellow entrepreneurs.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Speaker

  • Victoria Kleinbort

    SERVERCORE

Facilitator

  • Caroline Momanyi

    ENUA KIJANA AFRICA

    CEO

Panelists

  • Peter Wachira

    TRIPLY

    CEO

  • Bernard Momanyi

    PATIKA

    CO-FOUNDER & CMO

Moderator

  • Dean Gichukie

    Quikk API

    COFOUNDER & CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

When

When

Friday, July 26, 2024
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Networking Opportunity
Fireside chat with Victoria
Break/ Networking Opportunity
Panel Discussion
Networking Session

Organizers

  • James Okoth

    Chapter Director

  • Shirley Kandabu

    Team Member

  • Sakina Hussein

    Healthy Basket

    Team member

  • Bernice Namulekhwa

    Offtherocks

    Team Member

  • Okado Nabwire

    Team member

  • Kimberly Anindo

    Team member

  • Salma Ibra

    Business Week Afrika

    Team member

  • Wangeci Kaingi

    Team Member

  • Kieran Ndege

    team member

Partners

Servercore logo

Servercore

Anza Village logo

Anza Village

ENUA KIJANA AFRICA logo

ENUA KIJANA AFRICA

EBASKET logo

EBASKET

Business Week Afrika logo

Business Week Afrika

QUIKK API logo

QUIKK API

Hindsight Ventures logo

Hindsight Ventures

Healthy Basket logo

Healthy Basket

POWER LEARN PROJECT logo

POWER LEARN PROJECT

ZOHO logo

ZOHO

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