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Ecosytem Initiatives

About the initiatives

E4Impact Kenya is a firm believer in and supporter of the startup, entrepreneurship, and innovation ecosystem. Over time, we have orchestrated various initiatives to support the system; such as being a founding member of the Association of Start-ups and SME Enablers of Kenya (ASSEK). E4I Kenya is also a member of the Kenya Association of Country-wide Hubs, of which its three hubs in the rural counties of Isiolo, Laikipia, and West Pokot are part. Further, E4Impact Kenya runs events to showcase innovations and entrepreneurial efforts and build dialogues and best practice sharing among the Kenyan, African and International start-up space; as well as investing in the start-up scene through its equity revolving fund. Some of the key ecosystem initiatives that E4Impact Kenya has been; and is currently engaged in are:

Strengthening Kenya's Innovation Ecosystem (SKIES)

Aims to enhance the ecosystem infrastructure by building the capacity of intermediaries such as incubators, accelerators, and technology boot camp providers.

Seeds for Sustainable Energy

Seeds for Sustainable Energy is an initiative that speaks to the core of what E4Impact is doing in Kenya; nurturing and supporting the birth and growth of impact enterprises that are creating real and impactful solutions.

GAIN_Nutrition Impact at Scale

E4Impact is in a collaboration with ASSEK (Association of Startup and SMEs Enablers of Kenya) and GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition) to provide technical assistance to Agri - food SMEs through the Nutrition Impact.

Vijana in KilimoBizz

An Innovation challenge targeting young people with innovative solutions in the agriculture sector. The inaugural challenge was launched on 15th May 2023 and the call for applications was closed on 30th June, 2023.

AYuTe Africa Challenge

The challenge is an initiative of Heifer Kenya, which is working closely with E4Impact Accelerator to run the competition. E4Impact Accelerator will employ its expertise in business acceleration.