IEEE Foundation

IEEE Entrepreneurship

Africa Workshop

IEEE Entrepreneurship Africa Workshop

IEEE Entrepreneurship Africa Workshop
21 – 25 April 2024
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Are you interested in commercializing your idea or invention and creating a business? Do you live in Kenya or Africa? Would you like to learn how to become an entrepreneur?

Apply to this IEEE Entrepreneurship workshop co-sponsored with the IEEE Africa Council and IEEE Kenya Section focused on making the world a better place. This workshop is for STEM people whose ideas support the UN-Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs).

Application / Registration Deadline for application: 11 March 2024.

We are looking for interested participants who will work in teams to develop their ideas and then pitch to judges via a ten-minute video they develop. The winning team will get a prize.

The workshop will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, starting on 21 April and ending on 25 April with an East African Summit. The in-person event will be preceded by two virtual meet-ups in the weeks prior to the workshop to solicit ideas and form teams of approximately five people each.

Once in Nairobi, participants will learn about topics including the UN-SDGs, taking an idea to market, creating a lean business model canvas, traditional and digital marketing, value proposition, finances, intellectual property, contracts and negotiation, leadership soft skills, and more. Guest speakers will include experts on local investment opportunities, local entrepreneurial success stories and more. Participants will also receive mentoring from a team of experienced inventors and entrepreneurs.

Application / Registration Deadline for application: 11 March 2024.

Applications for participation in the workshop can be found here.

Applications are due by 11 March, and accepted participants will be notified by 18 March. Participants will receive lodging for four nights, 20 April – 24 April in shared rooms at the venue hotel in Nairobi plus all meals except dinner.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur and make the world a better place!