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Sarah Machio

Incubator Manager

Sarah is a young professional with a keen focus on promoting innovation and driving business growth. Her expertise in product development and business development spans over 5 years. Her focus revolves around working with start-ups, SMEs and large corporations in scaling growth through innovative solutions to optimize their business processes. Her goal is to be able to help companies to leverage their unique opportunities, networks, and resources, thereby propelling their growth and maximizing output efficiency.

Over time, she has created entrepreneurial training programs, delivered training sessions covering different facets of entrepreneurship, formulated business plans for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), mentored innovators in their journey of product development and business modeling, and supported businesses in formulating growth strategies. Prior to her involvement with E4Impact, she contributed significantly to the inception of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management at the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.

Moreover, she played a pivotal role in reshaping the structure of the Innovation and Incubation Hub, which she successfully managed until her departure. Sarah joined the E4Impact Team in November 2022 as the Incubator Manager, where she plays a key role in the day-to-day operations pertaining to the Incubator programs, offering mentoring support to the startups in the Incubator and advising on every stage of the startup lifecycle, from go-to-market strategy, customer acquisition, monetization, business development and beyond.