NIW.Startups


The Network of

Kenya's Most Promising Startups

30 Pitches and 6 Most Promising Startups


NIW.Startups is a platform for discovering and showcasing the new most promising startups in the region. It also seeks to attract the right investors to initiate funding conversations with the startups. NIW.Startups is part of the annual Nairobi Innovation Week organized by stakeholders in the regional innovation ecosystem. In 2019, Nairobi Innovation Week will be held on 10th - 14th June. During that week 30 pitches will be staged and the 6 most promising of 2019 startups will be feted.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR STARTUPS?


Discoverability
Investors, Media, Customers, Partners, Mentors, Talent

Connections
Investors, Customers, Partners, Mentors

Learning
Coaches, Mentors, Peers

Funding
$10K+ Innovation Award,
$5K People’s Choice Awards

FOR WHICH STARTUPS?


Early Stage Startups

Users
 Between 100 - 10,000

Customers
 Between 10 - 1,000

Annual Revenue
 Between $1,000 - $100,000

Team
 2+ Full-Time Team

Company
 Company Incorporated

Growth Stage Startups

Users
 Between 10,000 - 100,000

Customers
 Between 1,000 - 10,000

Annual Revenue
 Between $100,000 - $1000,000

Funding
 Seeking Series A Funding

NIW.STARTUPS
2019 ROADMAP

THEMATIC AREAS


  1. FintechStartups for finance and financial institutions doing cool stuff

  2. Agriculture & Food Security

  3. Health & Life Sciences

  4. Education & Employability

  1. Cleantech & Renewable Energy

  2. Governance & Civic Tech

  3. Transport & Logistics

  4. eCommerce & Business Services

  1. Manufacturing & Processing

  2. Gaming & Entertainment

  3. Hardware Innovations

  4. Innovative Housing

NIW.Startups is a collaborative initiative backed by partners of Nairobi Innovation Week