NBK, Growth Match Africa, and UK Kenya Tech Hub Partner to offer board advisory program for startups

National Bank of Kenya (NBK), Growth Match Africa and UK Kenya Tech Hub have partnered in a mentorship program dubbed “StartUp & Chill” to pair startups with strong mentors and advisors that have significant domain, technical or business expertise in their respective field of business to help them realize growth. Speaking at the 2nd edition of the Start Up & Chill event, Mr. Fred Kioko the Head of Change and Integration at NBK noted that the board advisory program will ensure that the startups gain technical know-how to build their…

Crawford International School to host first school Game Jam in Kenya

Crawford International School will host the first student-led Game Jam in Kenya from November 24 th -26 th . It is an event in which student gamers, creatives and developers work in groups of three to conceptualize, design and build a functioning version of a game project from scratch based on the theme provided. The three-day competition will test the participants’ abilities to think creatively, manage time and work in teams. The event will provide an opportunity for competitors who are interested in the same field to meet, form connections…

Kenyans to spend less on Christmas this year – World Remit Data

The latest results from the WorldRemit Cost of Christmas Study show that Kenyan families are expected to spend 17% less on Christmas celebrations this year compared to 2021. The average spending on Christmas is, however, expected to be 1.65 times the country’s average monthly income, highlighting the costs associated with celebrations. Now in its second year and covering 23 countries globally, the WorldRemit Cost of Christmas Study observes how the changing macroeconomic environment affects the cost of standard Christmas elements, including the main holiday meal, average gift spending and decor. The 2022…

Coca-Cola Kenya Flags Off Winners To Qatar As It Kicks Off The FIFA World Cup 2022

Coca-Cola Kenya has today, officially kicked off the FIFA World Cup 2022™ by flagging off four winners flying to Qatar to attend and experience the live matches in a bid to enhance customer experience in this year’s World Cup. Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, has been a FIFA partner since 1974 and an official World Cup sponsor since 1978. This year’s World Cup is the first tournament since the pandemic and has excited fans from all over the world as they prepare to head to Qatar for the 2022…

Small and Medium Enterprises in Blue Economy set to benefit from increased access to finance and markets.

The Stanbic Kenya Foundation has partnered with the German Development Cooperation to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the blue economy sector. A Memorandum of Understanding with the implementing organization  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, will see about 200 MSMEs benefit from increased access to finance, new markets and value chains, improving their competitiveness. Speaking during the event, Stanbic Bank Kenya CE, Mr. Charles Mudiwa, said, “Stanbic Bank Kenya has deliberately enhanced its support for MSMEs in Kenya because we acknowledge the significant contribution they make…

NBK, Growth Match Africa, and UK Kenya Tech Hub Partner to offer board advisory program for startups

The 40 Advisors and 60 Growth stage startups will be participating in the speed networking program. National Bank of Kenya (NBK), Growth Match Africa and UK Kenya Tech Hub have partnered in a mentorship program dubbed “StartUp & Chill” to pair startups with strong mentors and advisors that have significant domain, technical or business expertise in their respective field of business to help them realize growth. Speaking at the 2nd edition of the Start Up & Chill event, Mr. Fred Kioko the Head of Change and Integration at NBK noted…