(In partnership With Invest in Africa)
With Africa being a fast growing investment destination, SMEs are best placed to partner with multinationals and large organizations investing in Africa, to offer last mile support to these investment initiatives. SME Fest 2017 partnership with Invest in Africa ( www.investinafrica.com ) will enable SMEs identify opportunities and sufficiently prepare to partner with investors and multinationals.
Since its inception in 2012, Invests in Africa has worked with a range of multinationals including Tullow Oil, EY, Ecobank, Equity Bank, Guinness Ghana Breweries, UT Bank and the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre.
In partnership With Barclays)
The right mix of finance, technical support and supportive ecosystem is key for entrepreneurs seeking to grow and scale their businesses. SME Fest 2017 have partnered with Barclays, to help entrepreneurs know how to take their idea to the next level, through financing.
(In partnership With Lattice Consulting)
SME Fest 2017 have partnered Lattice Consulting, to empower entrepreneurs with wholesome view of their enterprises that is key to developing better strategies and business models.
Lattice Consulting, will use their business acumen simulation tools to present financial concepts in a dynamic way, to enable entrepreneurs understand the link between strategy, operations and financial outcomes
SME transformational thought leadership session in partnership With Stanford SEED – TBC
The success of every business lies squarely on the shoulders of the entrepreneur .Among other factors of success in entrepreneurship;, an entrepreneurs ability to lead, in good and bad times is vital at every level of growth, in addition to the product you build and the team you hire.
We have partnered with the Stanford Seed Transformation Program in East Africa, to develop the skills, tools, and mindset for entrepreneurs to grow and scale their business, create jobs, and become economic transformation leaders in the region.
The Stanford Seed Transformation Program in East Africa will enable participants enjoy a world-class curriculum from Stanford Graduate school of Business and the innovative thinking that has helped build successful companies in Silicon Valley.
(In partnership With SACE Foundation)
Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented of China Kenya business engagement. From January 2015 to November 2015, China and Kenya bilateral trade reached over 5 billion U.S. dollars, making China Kenya’s largest trading partner. Furthermore, there are more than 400 Chinese companies in Kenya hosting over 20,000 Chinese workers.
This workshop is organized by the Sino-Africa Centre of Excellence (SACE) Foundation. SACE aims to facilitate China-Africa trade and investment through research and social projects, and also offers Sino-Africa business advisory services.
(In partnership With Export Promotion Council)
The 19 member states Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) with an estimated population of about 390 million and the East African Community, with an estimated population of 160 Million holds a key potential market for local producers and manufacturers.
SME Fest 2017 have partnered with Export Promotion Council, to empower entrepreneurs present understand the export business and address bottlenecks that face potential exporters and producers of export goods and services.
Joint World Bank Group & Ministry of Industry Workshop
The World Bank is supporting the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Cooperatives in the design of the Kenya Industry & Entrepreneurship Project, which seeks to address a few of the key bottlenecks constraining the growth of the private sector in Kenya, and particularly that of industry.
One of the objectives or components of the Project will be to increase the productivity of small and medium sized enterprises by providing them with Business Development Services (BDS) i.e. business advice, trainings and technology upgrading.
To inform the design of this component, we are surveying firms to assess their awareness, use and perception of BDS in Kenya. The surveyed firms will be invited to apply for support under the Project, which will be implemented through a two tier mechanism:
The workshop will comprise of a presentation of the Project, a brief survey and a focused group discussion. The facilitators include