Virtual Conference 2020

Date: 16th - 18th September

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The Mlika Conference 2020 is a 3-day online conference aimed at building capacity for investor readiness, exposing startups to investment opportunities and increasing visibility for Kenya's Top 100 Startups as identified by Mlika.

Moderator

Dr. Tonny Omwansa

CEO, Kenya National Innovation Agency

Investor Readiness Masterclass

16th Sep

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM EAT

The Investor Readiness Masterclass will lay the foundation for startup participation in the event and expose startups further on investor readiness. Working with a subject matter expert on startup fundraising and investor engagement, the participating startups based will have an opportunity to immerse deeply into the journey and strategies of engaging with investors. Certificates for participation in the Investor readiness workshop will be issued after, to those who complete.

Speakers

Jason Musyoka

Jason Musyoka
Viktoria Ventures

Learning fundraising from successful startups

17th Sep

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EAT

This startup support session will involve practical cases of what it takes to attract funding. Selected startups that have attracted funding will also share their experiences on what made them succeed. There will also be case studies of products that are available in the market that startups can tap into. Partners and ecosystem stakeholders will be invited to participate.

Speakers

Alex Makalliwa

Alex Makalliwa
General Manager, Solar E-Cycles Kenya

Johannes Degn

Johannes Degn
Co-founder, Lynk

Elana Laichena

Elana Laichena
Founder & CEO, Acacia Innovations Ltd

Rhoda Kingori

Rhoda Kingori
Co-Founder, Zydii

Existing Funding Products for Startups

17th Sep

2:00 PM - 4:15 PM EAT

This session will focus on a variety of financing products that exist in the market. Pre-selected organizations that have funding opportunities will present, while a list of other products will be circulated to startups. Startups and partners will have an opportunity to engage with financial product providers.

Speakers

Semir Mela

Semir Mela
Investor, VestedWorld

Sarah Ngamau

Sarah Ngamau
Managing Director, Creadev Africa

Shudhan Kohli

Shudhan Kohli
Managing Partner, Zephyr Management, L.P.

Collaborating in the broader Startup Ecosystem

18th Sep

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EAT

This session is for the broader ecosystem, designed to cultivate more collaboration between stakeholders. It will highlight some of the leading initiatives of the ecosystem that bind individuals, enterprises and enablers to facilitate collaboration.

Speakers

Florence Kimata

Florence Kimata
Business Reforms Advisor, Ministry of East African Community and Regional Development Business Reforms and Transformation Department

Bernard Chiira

Bernard Chiira
Chairperson, ASSEK

Eng. John Tanui

Eng. John Tanui
CEO, Konza Technopolis Development Authority

Unveiling of Kenya's Most Promising Startups of 2020

18th Sep

2:00 PM - 4:15 PM EAT

The 100 most promising startups as identified by the Mlika program will be unveiled during this session.

Speakers

Robert Yawe

Robert Yawe
Managing Director, Synaptech Solutions LTD

Daniel Alker

Daniel Alker
Head of German Development Cooperation, Counsellor

Bernard Chiira

Bernard Chiira
Chairperson, ASSEK

Navalayo Osembo

Navalayo Osembo
Co-Founder & CEO, Enda Athletic Inc.

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