Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs (Nest)

Nest invites ambitious entrepreneurs in Kenya to apply for a chance to participate in a one day Idea to Pitch Bootcamp scheduled on Saturday 22nd August at The Foundry in Nairobi (Rhapta Road, Westlands).

The full day bootcamp is designed for professionals and founders, scalable startups and for profit businesses at all stages that can greatly benefit from a human centered design, business planning and communication workshop. Case studies and tactics will be presented by experienced professionals and leading design agencies. Participants will gain hands on knowledge from seasoned experts and insightful feedback from peers through the break out sessions…

More info here:


By Frog Design

Venetia Tay  Senior Strategist, Innovation Group at Frog and Roberta Tassi  Principal Design Researcher at Frog Design will lead a HCD workshop tailored to your specific needs to help startups create products that people love.

Key Takeaways

1. User centered research plan, service and communication design tools to guide you and help you understand customers’ problems.

2. Learn new techniques to improve ideation, rapid prototyping and testing.

3. Customer journey and process map. BUSINESS:  BUSINESS PLAN AND GROWTH STRATEGY By Taylor Dube Consulting

Nomusa Taylor – Dube will help you prioritize opportunities, identify partners and evaluate partnerships, formulate growth strategies and develop your business and financial model further, enter new markets and scale innovative solutions. Key Takeaways

At the end of this workshop you will understand what goes into a business plan, a sales pitch deck and a fundraising presentation. We’ll also have experts and financial modellers to give entrepreneurs feedback on their business and financial models. COMMUNICATION: PITCHING AND STORY TELLING

By Nendo

Forget pitching for a moment, and learn how to tell a great story first to transform a fundraising pitch from mediocre to memorable.  Mark Kaigwa  CEO and Founder of Nendo will help you create a pitch arc with a beginning, middle and end and take you through “Hook and Hold” of story telling to help you take the audience on your vision as you present your business to customers, investors, partners, in the media and to other stakeholders. Key Takeaways

1. A new pitch narrative.

2. How to use stories in pitches, presentations and meetings with investors. IDENTITY: CREATIVE DESIGN AND BRANDING

By Brand 2D and OgilvyOne

1. Visually appealing artwork and illustrations

2. A new pitch deck.

Max Ngari Creative Director at OgilvyOne, Antony Magayu Creative Director,  Dennis Bett Art Director and Oliver Makonjio Senior Designer at Brand 2D will take your PowerPoint apart, spice it up and create your new pitch deck from scratch! Apply to participate here before the 19th of August 2015!  For more information or inquiries, please contact Muthuri Kinyamu at and  +254 724 215 977


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