iHub, World Bank t...

iHub, World Bank to showcase 20 promising digital entrepreneurs and locally relevant innovations from East Africa

News Release

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 14, 2017 – iHub and the World Bank Group will host a one-week intensive boot camp in Nairobi, a part of a business acceleration program to help East African tech start-ups commercialize and scale innovative digital products. 

The Traction Camp accelerator, launched six months ago by iHub and the World Bank Group’s infoDev program, will connect 20 high-growth start-ups with the knowledge, capital, and access to markets they need to grow. The program is supported by the governments of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Kenya, and includes intensive business coaching and mentorship for up to six months.

Participating start-ups from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda will convene in Nairobi for the one week face-to-face boot camp on Sept. 18-23, 2017. 

The boot camp will culminate in a demo day event on Sept. 22, organized at iHub from 4-8 p.m. During the demo day, the start-ups will get a chance to demonstrate their products, network with local and international investors, and interact with other key partners and entrepreneurs. Parties interested in investing or collaborating with the participating start-ups are encouraged to express interest here prior to Sept. 19, 2017.

For more information, please visit http://tractioncamp.ihub.co.ke/

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Contacts

Vera Rosauer, Communications Officer, World Bank
 +254-710-537-030 | vrosauer@worldbank.org

Egra Ombati, Communications and Marketing Manager, iHub
+254 720 669697 | egra@ihub.co.ke      

About iHub

The iHub, founded in 2010, is a globally recognized organization that is deeply steeped in the local tech innovation culture. It is fair to say that the iHub has been both the main catalyst for regional tech acceleration and a role model for tech hubs across emerging markets. We serve the tech community by connecting organizations and people, building market relevant solutions and being ahead of the curve of innovation.

About the World Bank Group’s infoDev Program

infoDev is a World Bank Group multi-donor program that supports high-growth entrepreneurs in developing economies. infoDev oversees a global network of business incubators and innovation hubs for climate technology, agribusiness, and digital entrepreneurs. Through its centers, infoDev connects entrepreneurs with the knowledge, funding, and market opportunities they need to launch and scale their businesses.


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