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Entrepreneurial Boot-Camp 2019

PTRE-IC held an Entrepreneurial Boot camp between 24th September - 26th September 2019 at Moi University-Main campus. The Boot camp was officially opened by Prof. Isaac S. Kosgey (Vice-Chancellor, Moi University) on 25th September 2019.

While giving his remarks, the Vice Chancellor informed the participants that the University is encouraging entrepreneurship and business development from its students. He pointed out that the focus currently is to ensure that students not only learn theory but also develop and own businesses. He further pointed out that the Incubation Center, under ACEII PTRE will support students with business ideas/innovations to commercialization of the products. The Directorate of Research in the University will ensure that all the processes of Technology Transfer and patenting are followed to the later.

“The Big businesses we see, all began as small ideas formed into industries or companies either as a team or individually,” said Prof. Kosgey. The University commits to offer all the required support to the Incubation Center to ensure that the objective is achieved.

The Phytochemicals, Textiles and Renewable Energy Incubator (PTRE-IC) Management invited individuals & firms with innovative ideas to participate in the boot-camp.

It was an opportunity for Moi University students, staff and members of the community to showcase their ideas. The incubator identified participants with innovative ideas who could be mentored in the incubator for purposes of commercialization.
The boot camp is a pre-incubation procedure, successful candidates are selected for incubation at the centre. Interested candidates registered through the following link,

he facilitators included Ms. Phyllis Wanja Gitimu (Social Innovator-Akili Mali), Peter Githnji (Business Devleoper & Incubation Expert), Mr. Barnabas Musyoka (Entrepreneur & Entrepreneurship Scholar), Ms. Lim Hazel (Agripreneur), Mr. Benjamin Murithi (1963 Group of Investors), Mr. Kamau Nyambwengi (Young Entrepreneurs Network & Manager, Garage Incubator).
Boot Camp Schedule
On the 1st Day, participants were trained on Business canvas model, design thinking, innovations matrix, pitching expectations, opportunity definition, ecosystem mapping and action planning tool.
On the 2nd Day the participants prepared Business canvas model for specific enterprises and preparation of business plan.
On the 3rd and last day, the pariticipants presented Business Canvas model/pitch presentations and Evaluation of Business ideas.
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