Kenya CIC and Busi...

Kenya CIC and Business Daily join forces to find ‘The Next Big Thing’

The Kenya Climate Innovation Center and Business Daily partnered up to organize the third edition of 'The Next Big Thing Competition,' an initiative created to identify emerging entrepreneurs and support their innovative business concepts through financial aid, networking opportunities, and mentorship.

Last week, 20 talented entrepreneurs pitched their ideas before a panel of investors, executives and potential partners. The finalists - selected from a pool of over 400 applicants - presented innovative concepts in various categories, including agribusiness, renewable energy, and water and sanitation. Ideas included an online platform to dispose of obsolete electronic devices, an innovative solar-powered water heating system, and a SMS service that helps vendors in the slums get their daily stock of fresh produce.

The Kenya Climate Innovation Center will offer the winners in the agribusiness, renewable energy, and water and sanitation categories business services worth $30,000 and grants for product developemt of $25,000. To learn more about the competition and its finalists, visit www.nextbigthingbd.com or the Kenya CIC’s website www.kenyacic.org.

Pictured above: one of the 20 entrepreneurs presenting his business concept. Photo courtesy of The Next Big Thing Business Daily 


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