For Kenya-based startups

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What is the programme about?

Over the last few years, Startup Mentoring by enpact has driven ambitious entrepreneurs to overcome obstacles, scale their business, connect internationally with partners and gain new insights to develop their strategy and strengthen their management skills.

You will be part of a 6-month mentoring journey along with 29 other highly-motivated entrepreneurs from Kenya.

Who can apply?

Entrepreneurs who…

  • have a startup based in Kenya
  • are beyond concept validation and prototype phase in their market
  • want to improve their business operations with insights and best practices from experts and international mentors and other fast-moving entrepreneurs
  • wish to experience an outstanding and long lasting personal and entrepreneurial journey alongside engaging in the enpact community
  • are committed to doing the entire 6-month mentoring programme.

What is in it for you?

You will…

  • work on new and exciting challenges to overcome with team, funding, product development, positioning, pivoting or business development
  • explore new markets or consolidate within the national market
  • pitch to an extensive network of partners (corporates, investors, influencers, etc.)
  • gain exposure via international and regional media outlets
  • exchange stories about failures, lessons, tips and tricks with the enpact community.


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Application process & 6-month programme

Phase 1: application + selection

1. application deadline

6th of July 2018

Online application to be submitted (link below) information will include profile data and information about your startup.

2. applicants shortlisted for interviews

July 2018

Shortlisted startups will be invited for interviews.

3. interview + selection

July 2018

Selected startups will be interviewed for final selection. Selected entrepreneurs will be asked to attend a kick-off day on the 13th of July.

Phase 2: 6 months of intensive mentoring

1. kick-off

13th of July 2018 

One comprehensive briefing day concerning the programme and the camps.

2. camp in Nairobi

17th to 19th of July 2018

An intense 3-day event with expert workshops, one-on-one mentoring, pitch-training, storytelling sessions and more.

3. mentors visit

September / October 2018

Mentors travel to meet the startups locally for intensive mentoring sessions and (when possible) field visits.

4. camp in Nairobi

27th to 30th of November 2018

Another 3-day camp with expert workshops, one-on-one mentor/fellow sessions and more.

5. monthly calls & local meet-ups

July 2018 – December 2018

Fellows will connect monthly with their mentors and other enpact fellows from their home country.

6. community


Access to an international alumni network of more than 400 startups, mentors, experts and partners.


“My mentor is so enthusiastic at mentoring me at every turn!”

Blayne Tesfaye, CEO & founder of TruLuv

“The camps captured my mind and heart.
Mind means the faculties that allow to think, create, develop, implement, make decisions etc. Heart means the camp amplified my passion for life, people, start-ups (work) ten times over”

George Kaburu, CEO & founder of Africa Voice’s Foundation

How much does it cost?


What do I get:

  • 6 months of individual mentoring
  • Participation in two Startup Camps
  • Accommodation, catering and local travel cost during the Startup Camps
  • Your mentor visits you for an on-site mentoring session

Cost contribution: 150 Euros


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