Entrepreneurship Lab

We supports students in their entrepreneurial learning by providing world-class resources and opportunities to connect and learn from other entrepreneurs

AgriBusiness Mentorship – Building Your Future Now

Written by Kelvin Nguyi, a student at Multimedia University of Kenya and and currently taking part in the Lapid Leaders Experience:

Meet Samuel Ndonga, a leading agribusiness consultant, Venture Capitalist and investor. He is currently a Consultant Investment Manager for  Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF), a Trustee at The Economic Projects Transformational Facility, a Director at Act! Act Change Transform and a Member of the Advisory Board at BlueInventure TM . We recently had the opportunity to meet and interact with Sammy Ndonga. We were all filled with questions on how  to succeed in Agribusiness and generally business. After a brief introduction he dived into giving us great insights in the sector. (more…)

5 Key Components of success in Agribusiness

Written by Brendan Kuria, a student at JKUAT and currently taking part in the Lapid Leaders Experience:

Recently, some of the Lapid Leaders and I had the privilege of holding a mentorship session with Sammy Ndonga, who is one of the leading Agribusiness consultants in the continent, and is currently working with Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF). (more…)

How Technology is Impacting Lives in Africa

Written by Derrick Mwiti, a Mathematics & Computer Science student of Multi Media University:

Technology has enabled Mark Zuckerberg to connect millions of people to each other via Facebook. Technology has enabled Larry Page and Sergey Brin to provide access to information to millions of people via Google. However, it probably is in Africa where technology has had the most impact. Technology has changed the lives of people (literally) in this Continent, if you doubt that just look at MPESA. Here are several other technological innovations that have had a great impact in Africa. (more…)

World of Opportunities: 3 Lessons from the Start-up weekend

Written by Derrick Mwiti, a third year student at Multimedia University of Kenya

This year’s Startup Weekend Education Nairobi (SWEDU) was held on 21st May @iBizAfrica Strathmore. Startup Weekend Education brings together programmers, marketer, designers, and startup enthusiasts to form teams and launch EdTech businesses in less than 54 hours!As part of the Lapid Leaders Experience, we were invited to take part in the experience. (more…)

Is entrepreneurship the answer to youth unemployment in Africa?

 

In the recent past, Africa has tapped into entrepreneurship as the solution to the problems that the Continent faces. Arguments supporting the idea that entrepreneurs can ignite economic growth in Africa have become prevalent. Kenya is widely recognized as a leader in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. This has led to Kenya becoming known as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Africa. (more…)

4 Valuable Startups Launched By Students

At the end of 2015, some of the Lapid Leaders went to Kigali, Rwanda on a Study Mission. They met with various government officials including the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and ICT. One of the things that the government officials highlighted, was that they admire the strong entrepreneurial culture in Kenya. Many young Kenyans (including many college students) are eager to become entrepreneurs if given the needed support in an enabling environment! (more…)