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The Kenya Founder Institute, the local chapter of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the newest Alumni from the Kenya Fall 2023 program.

After meticulous selection process and intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints, constant evaluation, and feedback from investors and mentors, just six companies were able to make it through. 

Each of these Founders have demonstrated a high level of perseverance and creativity, and their businesses have been thoroughly vetted and supported by a panel of Kenya's top startup experts and investors.  

And now, without further ado, we present the Alumni of the Kenya program: 

  • TRaffiki Resources - a company that prevents bribes for traffic-related offences.
  • Roadwise Solutions - a solution ensuring investors in PSVs get value for their investments and maximize profits for every vehicle on the road.
  • Wonderland - a startup providing urban residents in Africa with access to sufficient healthy and nutritious farm production.
  • Imanii Cyber Security - a startup that software products for IT professionals to work effectively and offer services to clients at scale.
  • Opticore Solutions - a company offering financial modelling and business consultancy services to SMEs. 
  • Yuuji Shopping - an online marketplace connecting customers with instantly delivered goods from their local towns.

The Kenya Fall 2023 program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup.

Founder Institute Kenya Fall 2023 Graduation Event will take place on December 13

Kenya Local Directors 

We would first like to thank the Local Directors of the Kenya Founder Institute: FI Kenya (Mama Ventures), Kitawa Wemo (Founder & CEO, MAMA Social Ventures), Njoki Munene (Business lead & Community Manager, MAMA Ventures), Nyasha Mutsekwa (Regional Executive, Adapt IT). Our Local Leaders play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in Kenya that is conducive to building to great companies.

In addition, the Kenya Fall 2023 program was supported by some of Kenya's top technology organizations, including:

Some of Kenya’s top startup mentors helped our founders in the program, including:

* Adeo Ressi * Ann Gitari * Berg Moe * Bolanle Afuye * Brian Ngaira * Bruce Lucas * Chintan Oza * Edwin Alum * Gbenga Owolabi * Ife Oyedele * Jan Okonji * Jonathan Okanlawon * Kirumba Mwaura * Lemuel Abishua * Lincoln Njogu * Linus Wahome * Lujain Abbas * Maureen Macharia * Mercy Kimalat * More Argwings Kodhek * Nurudeen Elias * Rachel Ndungu * Reynolds Mwangi Mungai * Sheilah Birgen * Sola Adekanye * Somet Kipchilat * Stephen Ojji * Sumaiyah Omar * Tesh Mbaabu * Tobi Lafinhan

In the Founder Institute's pre-seed accelerator program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of local startup experts that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $1.75BN. 

After Graduation, the new Kenya Founder Institute Portfolio Companies now have a fast-growing company that has been fully validated by experienced startup founders, with access to the Founder Institute's global network and post-graduate support programs to continue building their business. 

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, building a co-founding team, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities and 100+ countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to Globalize Silicon Valley and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs.

The next Kenya Founder Institute program is being planned now. If you are interested in being notified when applications open, visit FI.co/apply/kenya.

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Alumni of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $1.75BN in funding, and building products people love across over 200 cities worldwide.

See the most recent news from our Grads at FI.co/news, or learn more about their stories at FI.co/graduates


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