__One town hall, one pitch, one partnership at a time! Tune in Friday at 2:15 pm (EAT).
What a great day. I just finished an evening meeting here in Nairobi with the 12 Kwesé Inc #GoGettaz finalists who are pitching tomorrow afternoon. Before the big day, I just wanted to mention one small thing…
The future of the world depends on each of us!
I don’t say this lightly. I was really honored to take part in the official launch of the Pathways for Prosperity Commission at Nairobi’s iHub today together with my co-chairs Melinda Gates and Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati. I wrote here before about this cutting edge project based at Oxford University that for the next two years will invite the top minds in the world to study how new technologies can be a positive (or negative) force in the global fight against extreme poverty, especially in developing countries. I will write more about our work in the days ahead.
The Tech & Entrepreneurship Town Hall is your first chance to be part of this critical conversation. (If not you, who?)
__Tune in to Facebook Live to take part https://www.facebook.com/strivemasiyiwa/videos/1804323549642132/ (if you don’t already have tickets as the event is sold out). Send us comments and questions online. (We have already noted the ones you sent this week). We may not be able to get to all of them but they’ll be added to the conversation. Let your voices be heard!
If you don’t already know. I want to tell you Kenya is really a go-to place for tech and innovation. The Nairobi Garage where our finalists had their coaching and did trial pitches is a world class space. And my team told me we had three brilliant judges, all entrepreneurs themselves, who volunteered their time to take part — Esther Ndeti, Julian Kyula and Kevin Mulei.
What great role models, giving back to the next generation. This is exactly what will make THIS Africa’s century.
We and our 12 Kwesé Inc #GoGettaz have all been welcomed so warmly here. Asante sana Kenya.