Startup incubation starts! Pitching on the 8th of February

AKE start ups will now enter the incubation phase where they will work on their offerings, business model and partnerships. Victor, AKE manager reports from the hub that out of the 7 creative ventures that completed the second phase of the program, at least 5 will continue! We are looking forward to learn more about their work, ambitions, plans and learning journey.

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AKE Participants rehearsing their pitches at the December showcase

Dear AKE startups remember this checklist, you need all these to start the last phase of the program :

  • Business registration certificate
  • Business KRA pin
  • Bank account details
  • Business model

To define the content and training needs of the next phase, AKE is arranging a pitching session on 8th of February. In the pitching sessions all startups will pitch their business plan and offerings to experienced mentors. Based on that experience they will together formulate their next learning objectives and needs.

Pitching event will be based on the following materials from each start up:

A Business portfolio (PDF version)
A Workplan for 2017
A presentation of their Mentor(s)
A Portfolio with sample of projects and prototypes (On a web page; CD/DVD)

To hep the start ups prepare for the pitching, Victor suggests a tour through materials on  Business Model Canvas and the Business Model Basics intro available from Strategyzer. And get inspiration from the work  colleagues in Kenya and abroad are already doing:
Leti Games: http://africaslegends.letiarts.com/
Whiteshore: https://vimeo.com/95594842 or http://whiteshorestudios.com/
BlankSpace: https://www.facebook.com/blankspacestudio/videos/1113602758724918/
Shadrack Munene: https://www.shadrackmunene.com/projects
Tsunami Studios: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0LaN3Wohuk

Duncan has also shared this interesting resource: https://clarity.fm

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AKE participants rehearsing their pitches at the December showcase

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