The Innovation Tour Nairobi will from September 17 – 21 conduct physical walks or tours in Nairobi’s tech hubs in a move to showcase Africa’s technology scene to the world.
The tour also aims to build international networks of those who will be on it, help them exchange innovative ideas, enrich their knowledge, explore job opportunities, expand their current businesses, or invest in sustainable business models in Nairobi-Africa’s technology hub.
The Innovation Tour Nairobi has been organized by the A Factor, a Spanish organization based in Barcelona linking innovators worldwide with resources to help them reach their maximum potential.
Founded by Aurélie Salvaire, a French citizen living in Barcelona, The A Factor’s African tour will showcase Africa’s potential to the world other than the negative and poor image international media portray.
Salvaire told TechMoran, ” The innovation tour Nairobi is a learning journey in which a select group will meet local entrepreneurs, start-ups, incubators, investors, journalists, artists, or even activists, in emerging markets.”
“We hope to have around 10 people for this first tour but I will be coming on August 10th to Nairobi to shoot a documentary with a spanish TV crew on different social innovators. It would be the first official tour I would do,” she added.
According to her the program of the Nairobi Innovation Tour is divided into modules that cater to a variety of interests. The specific excursions, visits, and talks will be modified to fit the collective goals of the group, as well as its individual members so as every person experiences one-on-one networking opportunities and a personalized program.
The modules for the Nairobi Innovation Tour include Mobile applications/Tech innovations, Social business/Philanthropy, Corporations/Business/Investors, Journalism/Academia, Women’s empowerment and Arts/Activism and fashion designers.
The prices for an all-inclusive tour (with accommodation, meals, and local transportation) at 1.000 € while a tour without accommodation (includes meals and local transportation) at 400€ and a one-day workshop fee for Nairobi locals (no meals included) at 50€.