Most innovators wish to fly to San Francisco and work with other well endowed innovators. Kenya has the capability of promoting any innovation and make it international. The biggest challenge facing startups is purpose. People want something they can relate to and can offer solutions. Blog sites are doing well because they tell our stories and achievements as a country and most of them started as startups.
In the spirit of uplifting young entrepreneurs, the Founder Institute is planning to bring a Founder Institute Semester to Nairobi. The Institute is the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies.
“In our four-month, part-time program, you can learn by doing and launch a company through structured training courses, practical business-building assignments, and expert feedback. Plus, you are not required to quit your day job to participate.” Founder Institute wrote.
The Institute has accomplished many things across the globe and it will be beneficial to many Kenyans. Founder Institute Graduates have gone on to create some of the world’s fastest growing technology companies. In addition, they hold a portfolio value of more than $ 15 billion. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 100 cities and 50 countries, the Founder Institute has helped aspiring technology entrepreneurs launch over 1,650 companies, which have created over 15,000+ new jobs.
The Founder Institute offers a beneficial flexible curriculum. They have a weekly curriculum of company-building sessions designed to help entrepreneurs start building every aspect of their business, from the core idea to the product and revenue model. Each weekly session takes place during a weekday evening for at least 3 hours, and is led by three startup CEO mentors who share their advice and provide participating Founders with critical feedback. In addition, Founders are given challenging assignments to build key aspects of their companies between the sessions that are completed in Working Groups with their peers.
Most starting companies face challenges in developing a sustainable brand. However, Founder Institute offers a bridge to make work easier and open doors for limitless opportunities. The institute would like to Globalize Silicon Valley and help entrepreneurs across the globe launch meaningful and enduring technology companies. The institute’s curriculum is rigorously built using Silicon Valley best practices, and each training course is led by members of the Founder Institute’s worldwide network of over 4,400 entrepreneur mentors that are founders themselves. The curriculum is all action, and no theory.
If you have a startup or would to start one, come to Nailab on 2015-11-04, 06:30 PM. The Institute will gather representatives from different entrepreneurial organizations to give a quick overview of who their audience is, and then host a panel moderated by a top local journalist to discuss the startup ecosystem and the opportunities available.
Reserve a ticket here.