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Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Public Speaker (Since 2008), Business Matchmaking Expert, Government Advisor,Artist, Author, Community Builder (Since 2010), Game Programmer (Since 1998 from legacy to latest game engines), Virtual Reality Specialist (Since 2006 with VRML to C# using game engines), AI Evangelist (Since 2002), Blockchain Specialist (Since 2018 mainly in fintech, crypto and h…
Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Public Speaker (Since 2008), Business Matchmaking Expert, Government Advisor,Artist, Author, Community Builder (Since 2010), Game Programmer (Since 1998 from legacy to latest game engines), Virtual Reality Specialist (Since 2006 with VRML to C# using game engines), AI Evangelist (Since 2002), Blockchain Specialist (Since 2018 mainly in fintech, crypto and healthtech) & Globe Trotter (Travelled 34 countries till date with over 56 countries business network), Startup Mentor.
He has over 22 years of experience helping Start-ups, Entrepreneurs and Govt. across the world to solve problems using Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation.
Arijit is an international public speaker and invited as keynote speaker, panelist & jury member at multiple global events every month which includes new technology development, future of business, startup events, angel investment forums etc.
Founder & CEO – Virtualinfocom- India's one of the first game development & VR app development company since 1998
Senator (India) of World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF)
Arijit is a Business Scalability Expert and a Finance, Technology & Growth Consultant focusing on Small & Medium Enterprises (SME), Mid level corporates and also advising companies on private equity investments in the startup and SME space.
He has advised senior leaderships across MNCs and small businesses on improving operating margins and driving profitability. His expertise lies in the areas of International Business Development, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Business Strategy, New Market Development, Risk Management, Market Entry, New Technology, Deeptech, Systems & Processes and Fund-raising.
He has expertise across various sectors such as Entrepreneurship, Angel Investment, Venture Capital, Raising Funds for SME & Startups, Technology, Deeptech, Early-stage Ventures, Government Relations, Global Startup Ecosystem, Business Incubator, Co-working space, International Business Operations, Movies & Media, Education, Strategy.
In the capacity of a mentor, he has helped entrepreneurs incubate their ideas into businesses, formulating go-to-market strategies, launching products and ensuring they work on sustainable business models. His expertise is hired by businesses that want to scale up, manage risk, reduce cost and grow more than industry benchmark.
Baseline Marketing Group
Co-founder and Managing Director
Alex Mose Is a Kenyan, Founder, and CEO of Baseline Marketing Group, An Digital Marketing Agency Based in Nakuru, Working with some of Kenya’s Biggest Brands like Sportpesa, Cocacola, Microsoft, Safaricom, Heineken, Bidco and many more.
Moseax has been a Radio Presenter with Nakuru’s Hero radio, Featured by the East Africa Drum magazine as Kenya’s Young Social Media don.
He Loves Travelling and Believes in Innovations & Technology.
Moseax: "I believe in Marketing through The traditional word of mouth, Where you could ask a question and get an answer! But now in the 21st century, we have Social media which is just an Upgrade of word of mouth. You can ask and get direct answers to different products or businesses. We say the Internet has made the world to be a global village! Yes, Social media plays a big role in communicating and advertising in this global village, And you need to be on it."
Her journey in the industry started at Aphrodite School of Beauty Therapy, where she worked as a junior therapist before training students.
She qualified as a professional therapist in 2000 after passing a UK-based exam carried out by the International Therapy Exam Council.
“It’s one of the highest qualifications a therapist can get. Even so, I knew it wasn’t enough. Spa and beauty is a constantly evolving industry and if you don’t renew and refresh, you get left behind. I wanted to be the best, so I pushed myself.”
In 2006, Astine applied for a job as a trainer in Dubai where she trained therapists for a cruise ship company, Steiner-OneSpaWorld.
And as she trained other therapists, Astine got new ideas about spa designs, herbal treatments, and massage techniques.
In 2007, she sat for another qualification, this time the Swiss-based Comite International d’Esthetique et de Cosmetology, which is run by one of the world’s major beauty therapy organizations.
In 2009, after working in Dubai for three years, Astine decided to return to Kenya.
“I thought, given my qualifications, that finding a job would be simple, but it wasn’t. Most spas thought I was overqualified. After failing to get a job, I decided to go into consulting,” she says.
“Borrowing from the inspiration I’d picked from Dubai, I helped people who wanted to open spas with design and branding, as well as training their employees. I also helped existing spas improve their therapies.”
From her consultancy, Astine would make about Sh80,000 a month. And then in 2011, she got a job at a luxury resort, Planhotel, in Zanzibar.
“The best thing about Zanzibar was seeing how they infused spices into their therapies. I’d seen this in Dubai, but what made Zanzibar special is that we got to visit the farms where these herbs were grown and picked whatever we wanted to use,” Astine says.
“I knew that this was something I wanted to try in Kenya.”
She also worked closely with Thai therapists who taught her the value of good customer service and hospitality.
“For these ladies, beauty therapy isn’t just a job, it’s like a calling ingrained in their culture. Watching them do a message was like watching the magic happen.”
Astine returned to Kenya in 2014 determined to start her own company and implement what she’d picked up over 15 years as a therapist.
Platinum De Plus
CEO & Founder
Startup Grind, Eldoret
Celestine Ukpere Consulting