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Startup Grind Launches in Nairobi

by Sam Wakoba
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new-startup-grindStartup Grind Nairobi chapter is set to launch Thursday April 3rd at the Strathmore Business School Auditorium, to connect and inspire tech entrepreneurs in Nairobi and help them run their businesses.

Founded by Derek Andersen and Spencer Nielsen in February 2010 in Mountain View California, Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs and now takes place in over 50 cities and 15 countries worldwide featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

The events-based community of tech entrepreneurs organizes monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences to connect amazing startups and their founders in a bid to help them network, get inspired and get motivation to pursue their entrepreneur journey.

Startup Grind Nairobi Chapter aims to build a vibrant startup communities to help fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level.  Organized by Betty Mutimba, Jacob Mwema and Stephen Gugu,  Startup Gring Nairobi Chapter aims to help startup founders in Nairobi make friends and not just contacts.

“Welcome for the first time in East Africa a global startup community especially purposed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs!” says Mutimba. “We’re talking monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences which simply translates to opportunity upon opportunity to continuously interact with the geniuses behind Nairobi’s startup explosion.”
Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs,the Nairobi chapter will host Director Kopo Kopo Inc – Ben Lyon who will tell the story of Kopo Kopo from the garage to where it now as an international mobile money integrator for merchants and mobile operators.

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