Entrepreneurs Boot Camp is a unique mentorship event with the main aim being the facilitation of a platform for sharing experiences between experienced entrepreneurs and the upcoming ones. The organizers also encourage entrepreneurship in Africa and connect mentees to mentors. Above and beyond that, the camp is centered on emphasizing the importance of the Pan-African agenda as being the best way forward.
The boot camp will take place in Masai Mara, Kileleoni Camp from the 19th of December to the 22nd of December. It is the brain child of Eric Kinoti who is the founder and managing director of Shade Systems, Alma Tents, Bag Base Kenya and SafiSana Home Services. Kinoti has attracted a lot of attention and accolades for himself and his companies including Kenya’s list of top 40 under 40, all African Business Leaders Awards Finalist, Shade Systems emerged 2nd runners up and best in manufacturing category in the 2014 top 100 midsized companies in Kenya. His experience and his passion for mentorship has pulled knowledgeable entrepreneurs such as Heshan De Silva and Janet Mbugua from Kenya, as well as Amadou Cissoko from Guinea just to name a few. These are all people who believe in a united Africa and more importantly the only way we can get there together.
The event organizers have explicitly targeted entrepreneurs who are:
- Looking for a mentor
- Looking to network with other entrepreneurs
- Looking to learn from young entrepreneurs in Africa
- Looking for an opportunity to pitch ideas to investors and acquire funding for business or idea
- Looking for opportunities
- Looking to spend the Christmas holiday while learning
The registration is KSH 15, 000 ($170) which is inclusive and accommodation. The mode of transport is overland trucks to encourage networking in an informal setting. Some of the activities at the boot camp include the usual seminar’s, pitch competitions but also team building and business speed dates.
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