Startup Grind Nairobi Chapter is an entrepreneurial community that brings together founders, innovators, investors, and industry leaders in the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya. Our mission is to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs, empowering them to take their startups to new heights and make a lasting impact on the local and global business landscape.

We believe in the power of community and collaboration. Through our engaging events and initiatives, we provide a platform for entrepreneurs to learn from seasoned experts, share their experiences, and build meaningful connections. Our events feature fireside chats, panel discussions, workshops, and networking sessions, offering valuable insights, practical knowledge, and inspiration to aspiring and established entrepreneurs alike.

We pride ourselves on showcasing the diverse range of industries and sectors represented within the Nairobi startup ecosystem. From technology and fintech to healthcare, agriculture, and beyond, we strive to highlight the innovative ideas, products, and services that are shaping the future of business in Kenya and beyond.

Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, an experienced startup founder, an investor, or simply someone passionate about entrepreneurship, we invite you to join Startup Grind Nairobi Chapter. Together, we can drive innovation, inspire change, and build a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nairobi and beyond.

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Past Events



James Okoth

Chapter Director

Shirley Kandabu

Team Member

Sakina Hussein

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Healthy Basket

Bernice Namulekhwa

Team Member

Okado Nabwire

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Kimberly Anindo

Team member

Salma Ibra

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Business Week Afrika

Wangeci Kaingi

Team Member

Kieran Ndege

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About Startup Grind

This is Startup Grind. We are the world’s largest startup community.

Our Mission

To give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.

Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Tools & Discounts for Startups

Take advantage of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey.

Global Conference

Our annual flagship event in Silicon Valley brings together thousands of startup teams, investors and organizations from all over the world.

Join the Startup Membership

This membership gives you free access to networking, events, mentorship, office hours, and other exclusive opportunities curated by Startup Grind HQ.

Past events

In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2024

Virtual Event (Free)

How to Build a Fault-Tolerant IT Infrastructure: Principles and Methods

In-Person Event


In-Person Event

Fireside Chat with Tesh Mbaabu

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