Kenyan University Opens Admission for Startups With New Incubator


technology-1Kenya’s University of Nairobi has announced a programme that will see it incubate local computing startups in the country.

Now open to the public, the C4DLab Startup Incubation Programme began accepting applications from February 1 to February 20. Successful startups will be announced on February 28.

For a startup to be selected into the programme, it has to hand in its business plan and have an element of computing but can be multidisciplinary, those startups founded by current students, faculty members or the universities alumni will be given priority. The university also adds that the idea must be innovative and solving a real life problem, and it should have two or three individuals as founders who are ready to work full time on their business.

Announced by Dr. Tonny Omwansa, the co-author Money Real Quick,  C4DLab is a Research & Development Lab, based at the School Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi. C4DLab will provide mentorship and training, office space and access to a pool of talent. The incubation programme will take about 6 months to 1 year.

Omwasa told TechMoran, “C4Dlab is the R&D arm of the school of computing and informatics. We have started off with an incubation program. The university population is very big and students and faculty come up with ideas all throughout the year. Many are not able to commecialze them, leave alone get investment. We will power them with skills and necessary visibility through incubation. C4D lab will link them to investors as well.”

Those interested can apply here.