Eligible Projects

The Finalists will be categorized and each category will feature five finalists who will pitch to an audience of Investors, Development Partners, Government Representatives, Operators and other key stakeholders from Kenya. The projects will need to have clear indicators showing the impact of the project with a user perspective. Successful projects will need to be delivered within one year. The finalists will receive training and coaching on how to pitch to investors.

Makueni Innovation Challenge 2021 | innovations.makueni.go.ke Application Process

The application window opens on 16th March 2021 Only online applications will be considered. Applicants are asked to provide descriptions of their projects via our official website : http://innovations.makueni.go.ke/

Applications to compete will be entered as detailed startup profiles which describe the customer pain, the startups solution, revenue streams, team composition and commitment, market traction, short-term projections and milestones among other aspects. The overall startup profile will be used by the competition judges who will mostly be investors to score the potential of the startup to become a sustainable high growth enterprise.

Applicants are encouraged to start building and curating their startup profiles early as they might need to research or source some of the information required widely. Applicants are also required to upload a short (max 5 mins) video of the founders expressing the mission and strength of their startups/innovation on Makueni Innovation Challenge platform.

For more Information: Visit : http://innovations.makueni.go.ke/applicant_portal.php