After a successful last year, we're happy to hold this year's Impact Week Nairobi from July 4-7. Once again it will be take place at African Nazarene University, where we're excited to meet students with great ideas, creative energy and an eagerness to make things better.
The registration is open for everyone, the number of participants is limited to 105. It takes place at Africa Nazarene University – Ongata Rongai Campus – P.O. Box 53067, Nairobi.
Are you as excited as we are? Sign up now!
Like last year, we are focusing on core areas which affect daily life in Kenya: mobility, finance, agriculture, education, and healthcare. In addition, this year will see tracks on security and lifestyle & cosmetics for the first time. Participants are invited to work in teams to generate ideas, create prototypes, and develop business models for their ideas.
Our coaches will be assisting participants in using the design thinking tool kit effectively to quickly generate robust business ideas. Over the course of four days, the teams will work on understanding problems in our focus areas, generating ideas to address these, building prototypes for their solutions, submitting these to rigorous tests, and developing business models.
At the end of the week, teams will be pitching their ideas and competing for the Impact Week Awards. Winners will receive not only prize money, but also support from the ANU incubator to help make their ideas reality!
There's no better way to motivate people than by seeing and hearing how others have succeded. That's why we'll be joined by several high profile speakers, who are happy to inspire and guide this year's participants, share their stories and provide insights. Stay tuned for updates on speakers!
This year, seven very experienced Design Thinking experts will act as senior coaches and moderators to lead each track. Junior coaches, who will support individual groups and people from other areas round out the group.
Here's what Impact Week 2016 will look like: