Innovator to entrepreneur

8TH EDITION

Techstars startup weekend blockchain nairobi

22nd March - 24th march, 2024

where ideas meet the blockchain revolution

Techstars Startup Weekend blockchain nairobi

Learn how to think, work, and build like a startup in 54 thrilling hours. Techstars Startup Weekend is an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups. Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster — and, maybe even start that business.

why
startup weekend

Connect with other creators

Connect with other passionate people driven to build something new. Rich and diverse talent is a Techstars staple. There is no better place to meet new friends, colleagues, mentors or co-founders and investors.

Learn from the best

Learn what it really takes to innovate, disrupt and start a company from people who’ve been there. It’s deep experiential learning guided by an experienced hand.

Start Something great

Techstars Startup Weekend is designed to get you going. Fast. Your local organizers will set up the ideal environment for you to be successful and learn as much as possible in just 54 hours.

Take it deep

Sometimes what you really need is to go to the next level. Startup Weekend also goes deep on specific topics or skill sets. Just what you need to progress quickly.

meet
our mentors.

The mentors

Mentors will play a crucial role by providing guidance, support, and knowledge to you and help you navigate the challenges and maximize your learning experience. 

meet
our judges.

the judges

Judges will evaluate and score the team performances and submissions based on apredetermined criteria, ensuring fairness and objectivity in determining winners or outcomes.

meet
our TRAINERS.

the trainers

The trainers will offer masterclasses that will help you build better after.

schedule
details

Day 1
March 22, 2024
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Registration & Check In

Magothe Innocent
Team Lead at Startinev
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

Magothe Innocent
Team Lead at Startinev
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pitching Starts

Magothe Innocent
Team Lead at Startinev
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Voting

Magothe Innocent
Team Lead at Startinev
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Team Formation

Magothe Innocent
Team Lead at Startinev
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Snacks and departure

Magothe Innocent
Team Lead at Startinev
Day 2
March 23, 2024
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Design thinking workshop

Brian Mwaura
Business Strategist and founder
9:45 am - 1:00 pm

Work starts and mentorship

Fraiser Kilonzo
Cybersecurity Engineer, Cyberguard
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Lean Canva Model Workshop

Waihiga K. Muturi
PR | Innovation Specialist | Author
2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Work and mentorship

Dean Gichukie
Co-founder at Quikk
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Snacks and departure

Day 3
March 24, 2024
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Workshop

Zee Gitahi
Operations Consultant
9:45 am - 12:50 pm

Work continues

Magothe Innocent
Team Lead at Startinev
12:50 pm - 1:00 pm

Pitchdeck Submission

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch

Magothe Innocent
Team Lead at Startinev
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Keynote and partners

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pitching

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Judging

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Winner announcement and Closing

Magothe Innocent
Team Lead at Startinev
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking and Snacks

Magothe Innocent
Team Lead at Startinev

hurry up!

Last year our tickets sold out fast so don’t miss.  

pricing
plans

Participant ticket

KSH 2,000
  • Participate for the 3 days
  • Individual Ticket
  • Early Bird Ticket (Available till 10th of February)

Group ticket

KSH 7,200
  • Participate for the 3 days
  • Group of Four
  • Early Bird Ticket (Available till 10th of February)

OBSERVER TICKET

KSH 3,500
  • Pitch day access
  • Networking

sponsors & partners

GLOBAL Sponsor

PRESENTING partner

PARTICIPATING Sponsor

Community partNer

PRIZE Sponsor

PAST WINNERS

Techstars Startup Weekend Nairobi has produced incredible startups and founders over the years and here are some of them.

Edition 6 Winner

Nanny Linked

NannyLinked is a web app solving the challenges faced by families in Africa to find reliable nannies. Nanny Linked connects families to nannies and vice versa, making it easier for families to find trustworthy, qualified caregivers.

If you have any question,
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or leave us a message startupweekend@startinev.com

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