Lake Basin Innovation and Investments Week – The Next Frontier Economy

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Lake Basin Innovation and Investments Week – The Next Frontier Economy

Kisumu City
Kisumu County, Western Kenya 40100 Kenya
Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2019
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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

SUSIE KITCHEN

Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission, Nairobi Kenya

RONALD OSUMBA

Founder and Chief Executive Officer at iGov Africa

Hon. Michael Onyango

Future of Work - Emerging Technologies Thought Leadership, Rockefeller Fellow, Skoll Fellow 2019 - Public Speaker

GEORGE KHISA

YALI Regional Coordinator (EA) | Education and Youth Office

CECILIA WANDIGA

Trustee Board Member, Center for Science & Technology Innovations

KATHLEEN BURY

CEO, Mowgli Mentoring

JOHN WALI

Executive Director-Junior Achievement Kenya & Founder/Country Lead-Global Entrepreneurship Network Kenya

JOHN KIMANI

Developer Ecosystem Program Manager at Google

LINDA ONYANGO

Financial deal maker for SMEs, Specialist in SME business advisory, Champion for Entrepreneurship & SDG goals

JACKIE MALOMBA

Founder and Lead Consultant Afriwomen Connect

EVENTS and AGENDA

day 1 agenda

10:00AM

Agribusiness Workshop

10:00AM - 04:00PM

Host: GiZ
Venue: Acacia Premier Hotel

10:00AM

Women in Business Workshop

10:00AM - 04:00PM

Host: Millenial Legacy
Venue: Sifa Gardens

10:00AM

Youth Employability Workshop

10:00AM - 04:00PM

Host: Young Men Christian Association of Kenya
Venue: YMCA Training Center

05:00PM

Networking Cocktail

05:00PM - 10:00PM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: Acacia Premier Hotel

day 2 agenda

09:00AM

Opening Keynote

09:00AM - 11:00AM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: Acacia Premier Hotel

11:00AM

Panel Discussions

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: Acacia Premier Hotel

02:00PM

Speed Dating

02:00PM - 03:00PM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: Acacia Premier Hotel

05:00PM

Networking Cocktail

05:00PM - 07:00PM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: Acacia Premier Hotel

day 3 agenda

09:00AM

E-Mobility Roundtable

09:00AM - 11:00AM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: Acacia Premier Hotel

10:00AM

CEOs Forum

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: The Grand Royal Swiss Hotel

09:00AM

Entrepreneurs Bootcamp

09:00AM - 11:00AM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: The Grand Royal Swiss Hotel

05:00PM

Networking Cocktail

05:00PM - 07:00PM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: LakeHub

day 4 agenda

8:00AM

Hack4Lake Basin

8:00AM - 07:00PM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: LakeHUb

08:00AM

Policy Hackathon

08:00AM - 07:00PM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: Impala Eco Lodge

09:00AM

Fablab Kids Hackathon

09:00AM - 04:00PM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: American Corner

05:00PM

Networking Cocktail

05:00PM - 07:00PM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: LakeHUb

day 5 agenda

09:00AM

Field trips/visits

09:00AM - 12:00PM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: OPEN

02:00PM

Pitching

02:00PM - 05:00PM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: Acacia Premier Hotel

05:00PM

Lake Basin Business Leaders Awards Gala

05:00PM - 10:00PM

Host: LBIIW
Venue: Acacia Premier Hotel

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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  • 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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