Why Attend Startup Weekend Nairobi?

What can you achieve in 54 hours?


In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at startups. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.

The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Startup Weekend, you’ll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.

What’s exciting?

Startup Weekend will attract the best local talent and ideas from the community to come and collaborate together to build solutions.

Local coders, designers, entrepreneurs, marketers, social media gurus turn up to contribute skills, form teams and build the next startup. Locally, we reach collaborate with Andela, Moringa school, Tunapanda institute, iBizAfrica, but to name a few where local talent resides.

This upcoming event will be part of the Global Startup Weekend. Local winner will get to be recognized globally as well as receive great prizes to catalyze their business.

Be part of the experience and get your ticket now and follow us for updates! Watch out for the amazing prizes in our next blogpost.

The Nairobi Startup Weekend Story

Startup Weekend has been running in Nairobi for the past 4 years and we are excited at the impact so far. Be a part of this success story and attend and meet your next co-founder or find your niche.

Wes Chege & Timbo Drayson

They met at the very first Startup weekend held in Nairobi and as they say the rest is history. The duo amongst others met and hacked their brains during the weekend long event – thereafter identified their strengths and are now building the coolest solution this side of the Sahara :-).

They are building OkHi – OkHi is unlocking commerce through enhanced logistics, saving lives through improved emergency services and growing access to finance through better personal identification. They are also hiring!

Jean Wandimi

She attended Nairobi’s 2nd edition armed with passion and creativity. A go-getter by nature and curiosity to learn new skills. She now boasts a growing clientele base and growing.

She’s running Attisfire – an agency passionate about what they do providing a great service to small and medium businesses. They focus on Creativity & Innovation and create campaigns and strategies that generate leads.

Drop us an email at: nairobiedu@startupweekend.org if you are interested in partnering, sponsoring or attending this event!