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Impact Week 2016 Recap

Impact Week 2016 was a blast! Compared to 2015 we did not only the acutal Impact Week with students, we also did a "Train the Trainer" upfront where we educated 20 professors as Design Thinking Coaches. These professors then conduct the Impact Week by themselves through directly implementing the knowledge they gained in the training. This guaranteed not only lots of fun but also maximum sustainability as these newly trained Design Thinking coaches will now organise their own Impact Weeks in the next years without needing support from the german team.

At the end, over 120 people where educated in Design Thinking and 18 new business ideas where generated.

Impact Week Kenya 2016

If you want to get a glimpse into 2016's Impact Week in Kenya you should read the following blog posts:

Day 1 + 2  Train the Trainer – Building knowledge sustainably
Day 3 The Impact Week kicks off
Day 4 Customer Discovery – A day in the heart of Nairobi
Day 5 Prototyping and business models
Day 6  Impact Awards – Getting ready for the pitch of your life 
Aftermath And the winner is…

We are honored being part of this wonderful event – it will be something we will never forget!

Group pic with shawls
The coaches of 2016!


Sponsors 2016

Sponsors 2016

Moderators 2016

Adrian Engelbrecht

Adrian Engelbrecht

Food & Agriculture

Research associate and PhD candidat at Technical University Darmstadt with a focus on Software Business & Information Management

Impact Week offers great possibilites to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Kenya.

Alexander Grots

Alexander Grots

Mobility

Independent innovation consultant. Alex ran IDEO in Germany and set up the School of Design Thinking in Potsdam, Germany. So far he started 5 businesses. More or less successfully.

I'm looking forward to be your host for the mobility session.

Angela Haas

Angela Haas

Security

Human Centered Design Expert at Swisscom. As part of the design:transfer network, she is involved in promoting interdisciplinary design studies

In every challenge lay chances, let`s be creative together!

Anita Sehagic

Anita Sehagic

Education

Co-Founder at innovation consultancy INNOKI, Design Thinking Coach, Zeitgeist and blue-sky ideation lover

Do what makes your eyes sparkle!

Michael Kogel

Michael Kogel

Finance

Design Strategist at SAP SE and co-founder at Xplain-Data GmbH

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right.

Lena Rothlübbers

Lena Rothlübbers

Healthcare

Lena is a consultant in digital service design at PwC, where she focuses on user experience design.

Move fast, break things - and always challenge the old ways.

Theresa Ried

Theresa Ried

Lifestyle & Cosmetics

Consultant and design thinking expert at Accenture. Besides her project work, Theresa is passionate about driving forward innovational topics.

I am very happy to be part of the Impact Week 2016. We will have a great time all together!