Lake Basin Innovation and Investments Week – The Next Frontier Economy

THEME: Promoting Innovation for Sustainable Development of the Lake Basin Region. (more…)

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Lake Basin Innovation and Investments Week – The Next Frontier Economy

Jomo Kenyatta Highway
Kisumu, Western Kenya Kenya
Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2019

LAKE BASIN INNOVATION & INVESTMENTS WEEK'19

LBIIW is an annual entrepreneurship and innovation gathering that convenes entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, policy makers, government, development agencies and other ecosystem support players; to spur the economic growth of the Lake Basin Region, through innovative business models in digitization, SME financing and local manufacturing.

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FOCUS COUNTIES

SUB THEMES LBIIW '19

​We are seeking to discover, showcase and promote innovative value chains in the agriculture and other locally developed solutions to promote mechanization and use of ICT based solutions to promote efficiency in farming.

The week places emphasis on the challenge of youth employment and will provide opportunities to discuss and promote conversations on creating alternative jobs for the unemployed youth through entrepreneurship. The future of work will also be assessed critically.

​LBIIW takes note of much needed synergies for the development of the regional ecosystem. As such the week will provide and facilitate formation of strategic relations and initiate partnerships for the development of the region. Additionally, participants in the week will have an opportunity to develop, from scratch, a Youth and Entrepreneurship policy for consideration by the county governments for the sector to thrive.

​In the advent of the revival of the Kisumu port, LBIIW seeks to assess and provide linkages and showcase opportunities in the maritime transport and blue economy to create jobs for the youth in the region.

LBIIW is looking to discover and facilitate innovation in SME Financing to deepen financial access among women and youth entrepreneurs.

​LBIIW also provides a rare opportunity to evaluate government performance and suggest solutions geared towards improving service delivery to the citizen and providing equal opportunities in planning for development.

LBIIW will embrace and promote home grown solutions towards sustainable development and growth of the region.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  1. To provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators to exhibit and pitch their ideas to investors to raise capital
  2. To map out the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to identify the gaps inhibiting SME development and innovation in the region
  3. To foster collaboration between the county governments and the private sector to enhance trade in the region.
  4. Consolidate Efforts and Networks of supporting startups/SMEs and Innovators in the Lake Region Kenya

Our Speakers

TO BE UNVEILED SOON..

EVENTS and AGENDA

day 1 agenda

8:00AM

Keynotes, Official Opening Ceremony

8:00AM - 10:30AM

  • Launch of the Innovation Week.
11:00AM

Panel sessions, Presentations, Pitching

11:00AM - 1:00PM

02:00PM

Speed Dating (Employability), Networking Cocktail

02:00PM - 04:00PM

day 2 agenda

8:00AM

Keynotes, YALI Presentations

8:00AM - 10:30AM

  • Speech to set the tone for the theme of the day
11:00AM

Panel sessions, Pitching

11:00AM - 01:00PM

02:00PM

Hackathon Session 1 All stakeholders

02:00PM - 04:00PM

day 3 agenda

8:00AM

Keynotes, WINAM CEOs Breakfast

8:00AM - 10:00AM

  • Side Events
  • Hackathon – LakeHub, Fablab/Kids
11:00AM

Side Events

11:00AM - 01:00PM

  • Hackathons – LakeHub,
  • Fablab/Kids
02:00PM

Side Events

02:00PM - 04:00PM

  • Hackathons – LakeHub,
  • Fablab/Kids

day 4 agenda

8:00AM

Keynotes

8:00AM - 10:30AM

  • Pitching for investments,
  • Presentations
  • Plenary
11:00AM

Presentations

11:00AM - 01:00PM

  • Plenary
02:00PM

Pitching

02:00PM - 04:00PM

  • Individual entrepreneurs or teams pitch their product to potential investors

day 5 agenda

8:00AM

Field trips

8:00AM - 1:00PM

06:00PM

Business Awards and Cocktails Gala Night

06:00PM - 10:00PM

Lake Basin Business Leaders Awards 2019

Nominations are currently open until October 31, 2019.

Nominate yourself or another person for the inaugural Lake Basin Business Leaders Awards 2019.

LAKE BASIN INNOVATION & INVESTMENTS WEEK'19

LBIIW is an annual entrepreneurship and innovation gathering that convenes entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, policy makers, government, development agencies and other ecosystem support players; to spur the economic growth of the Lake Basin Region, through innovative business models in digitization, SME financing and local manufacturing.

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This event will help you meet and interact with very diverse groups of people who will be very integral to the growth and development of your business.

In addition,

It will help open your knowledge of new ideas, technologies and innovations.

You will also have a chance to pitch your ideas and projects to possible strategic investors.

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Aug 13th

Welcome to LBIIW 2019

LBIIW is an annual entrepreneurship and innovation gathering that convenes entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, policymakers, government, development agencies and other ecosystem support players;

by admin 13 Aug, 2019 0
  • Lake Basin Innovation and Investments Week
    November 18-22, 2019
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Kisumu County

    Kisumu City

  • Send us an email

    info@lbiiw.com

  • Visit our office at

    LakeHub, Kisumu

  • Read More about the event

    https://lbiiw.com/event/2019/

  • +254 774 440004, +254 728 791451, +254 718 068939

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