H.E Uhuru Kenyatta takes a walk through Nailab accompanied by the CEO Sam Gichuru
About three weeks ago, among other hubs, Nailab took part in the National innovation forum, which was graced by H.E Uhuru Kenyatta. The forum brought together members of the private and public sector to discuss how best we can harness on opportunities that have been created from development of ICT solutions by local innovators and entrepreneurs. It was also a forum in which Innovators got to showcase to the President their solutions and how they are playing a key role in development of businesses that cater to the very need of Kenyans from the bottom of the pyramid and across sectors.
As Nailab, this was a great platform where we got to expose our startups and highlight our involvement in catalyzing development of solutions right from the idea stage to early business stage, through our 6 month incubation program .
Our startups had the rare opportunity to showcase to His Excellency the solutions they have developed and we were immensely proud of each one of them. 3 Weeks down the line, H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta today paid us a surprise visit at our offices.
Our CEO and Co-founder Mr. Sam Gichuru took his Excellency round the office introducing him to our ventures and showing the impact that ICT solutions created at the hub are making in steady strides.
The president’s walk through the space today and his getting to meet the young men and women who are creating solutions that will be the country’s bedrock of ICT innovations is clearly a stamp of approval for the impact Nailab is making by supporting this budding entrepreneurs. We are truly honored and humbled to have received His Excellency today.
Indeed in our CEO, Sam Gichuru’s very words, “ I am today inspired by H.E Uhuru Kenyatta’s support and commitment to see local innovations and innovators grow with the backing of hubs like ourselves. This is indeed a major step in ensuring that the sector grows. It’s been a long journey for Nailab. From an empty space with nothing but brains to today, a space full of promise with young men and women that the president got to meet for just but a few minutes but whose impact will be lifelong. I am indeed humbled” 2015 Clearly is a promising year for our startups both current and alumni.
Just like eagles, we are soaring high traversing great heights; this is just but the beginning.