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Upcoming Events

Friday, September 8

Grant Brooke (Twiga Foods Ltd)

Fireside Chat

Grant Brooke is social economist based in Nairobi, Kenya.If you are an avid user of Twitter in Kenya, you probably have stumbled upon Grant Brooke’s Twitter handle. Grant Brooke is known for his commentary on issues. Aside from twitter he is a Co-founder of Twiga Foods a mobile based business to business supply platform for retail outlets, kiosks, and market stalls in Africa.

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Thursday, October 19

Wandia Gichuru

Fireside Chat

Wandia Gichuru is co-Founder of Vivo Activeware, a trendy dance and fitness attire store that is quickly expanding within the East Africa Region. A graduate of Economics from a Canadian university, Wandia spent 11 years in a globe-trotting position with the Department of International Development (DFID) of the World Bank.

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Friday, October 27

Willy Simons on Monetizing Geo-spatial Tech!

Fireside Chat

Willy Simons has founded and managed 3 businesses in the geo-spatial technology industry in Kenya over the last 18 years and is currently running Spatiality (www.spatiality.co.ke). From his experience as business leader he has learned that managing people, processes and technology are critical to the attainment of corporate goals and strategic objectives.

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Friday, November 3

Story Time: Startup Grind Success Session

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Nairobi has hosted 36 successful events over the past 3 years. The point of these events has been to bring entrepreneurs together to be educated, inspired and to make meaningful connections. This month, we take a moment to appreciate all the benefits we have gained from the friendships we have formed within the Startup Grind community, through storytelling.

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Friday, December 22

Nairobi's Startups Holiday Party

Party

An end of year gathering of founders, entrepreneurs, past speakers, ecosystem players and our partners, where we come together to socialise and have fun! It will be super fun! Can't wait to see you there, your invite's on its way!!

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Past Events

A POTLUCK PARTY : ELECTIONS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN 2017

A POTLUCK PARTY : ELECTIONS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN 2017

Wawira Njiru (Food For Education)

Wawira Njiru (Food For Education)

Alix  Grubel (Kenyabuzz)

Alix Grubel (Kenyabuzz)

Duncan Goldie-Scot (Investor)

Duncan Goldie-Scot (Investor)

A Fireside Chat with Myke Rabar (Homeboyz)

A Fireside Chat with Myke Rabar (Homeboyz)

Suzie Wokabi (SuzieBeauty)

Suzie Wokabi (SuzieBeauty)

Ben Lyon (Kopo Kopo)

Ben Lyon (Kopo Kopo)

Derek Andersen (Startup Grind)

Derek Andersen (Startup Grind)

Kamal Budhabhatti (Little)

Kamal Budhabhatti (Little)

Steve Jobs Tribute (Apple)

Steve Jobs Tribute (Apple)

Phares Kariuki (Node Africa)

Phares Kariuki (Node Africa)

Juliani (Dandora HipHop City)

Juliani (Dandora HipHop City)

Waceke Nduati (Centonomy)

Waceke Nduati (Centonomy)

Tedd Josiah (SwaRnB)

Tedd Josiah (SwaRnB)

Gina Din-Kariuki (Gina Din Group)

Gina Din-Kariuki (Gina Din Group)

Charles Murito (Google)

Charles Murito (Google)

Dorothy Ghettuba (Spielworks Media)

Dorothy Ghettuba (Spielworks Media)

Marek Fuchs (Sauti Sol Entertainment)

Marek Fuchs (Sauti Sol Entertainment)

Martin Dunford (Tamarind Group)

Martin Dunford (Tamarind Group)

Amanda Gicharu (Amanda's Kitchen)

Amanda Gicharu (Amanda's Kitchen)

Mikul Shah (Eatout)

Mikul Shah (Eatout)

Mikul Shah (Eatout)

Mikul Shah (Eatout)

Eva Muraya (Brand, Strategy and Design)

Eva Muraya (Brand, Strategy and Design)

Isis Nyong'o Madison (Asphalt Ink)

Isis Nyong'o Madison (Asphalt Ink)

Guy Kawasaki (Canva / Ex-Apple)

Guy Kawasaki (Canva / Ex-Apple)

Ken Njoroge (Cellulant)

Ken Njoroge (Cellulant)

Ann McCreath (KikoRomeo)

Ann McCreath (KikoRomeo)

Dr Aliza Inbal (Pears Program for Global Innovation)

Dr Aliza Inbal (Pears Program for Global Innovation)

Munyutu Waigi (Umati Capital)

Munyutu Waigi (Umati Capital)

Mike Moyer (Slicing Pie)

Mike Moyer (Slicing Pie)

Erik Hersman (BRCK)

Erik Hersman (BRCK)

Muthoni Ndonga (Blankets & Wine)

Muthoni Ndonga (Blankets & Wine)

Kanini Mutooni (MyAzimia Ltd)

Kanini Mutooni (MyAzimia Ltd)

Ory Okolloh (Omidyar Network)

Ory Okolloh (Omidyar Network)

Ben Lyon (Kopo Kopo Inc)

Ben Lyon (Kopo Kopo Inc)

Team

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