ACCELERATED TRAINING FOR START-UPS (OCT. 21-22, 2015)

A total of Sixty (60) top applicants of the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition drawn from East Africa region attended two-day startup training at Toyota Kenya Academy in Nairobi on the 21st and 22nd of October 2015. The competitors, aged between 18-35 years, from the Startups category run enterprises that address needs arising from various agricultural value chains in their respective countries. The needs include production, value addition, innovation and knowledge transfer. Participants received accelerated training which comprised of individual work assignment, classroom sessions conducted by course facilitators, group work and a Thought Leadership forum. The purpose of the competition was: to equip trainees with valuable skills in order to improve the visibility of their businesses and introduce their investment in agribusiness: sharpen their presentation skills in preparation for the actual competition as well as pitch their propositions to investors.

accelerated training for startups at Toyota Kenya Academy

Dr. Julius Kangogo Kipng’etich: Chief Executive Officer and Director, Uchumi Supermarkets Limited addressing the participants during the accelerated training for startups at Toyota Kenya Academy in Nairobi last year.

accelerated training for startups in Nairobi

Rose Funja from Tanzania doing a presentation during the accelerated training for startups in Nairobi.

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Participants registration before the training at Toyota Kenya Academy in October last year.