East Africa’s largest gathering of impresarios, The Entrepreneurs’ Summit (TES), is taking place this week in Nairobi.
Bringing together notable personalities from the business sector, TES is the place for entrepreneurs in the region to celebrate their success, get insights and inspiration for what is next from leaders of Africa’s fastest growing companies.
TES features two days of thought-provoking sessions that impart powerful business insights to help businesses increase momentum and growth.
Entrepreneurs of all stages, business executives, founders, disruptors and VC’s will gather at the TES forming a distinguished community of innovators and leaders in business.
The Summit and Exhibition slated for November 21 to 22 will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi.
With a wealth of experience covering entrepreneurship, educating and empowering entrepreneurs, the event seeks to empower business builders by providing what they need to make them more effective.
Organised by Mastery Consulting, TES will provide business professionals with vital information about the global trends and emerging business approaches.
Maxwell Kezengwa who is organising the event says: “It all started as a coaching and mentoring venture, directed toward helping start-ups make it past the early stages of their business. As the training sessions grew, we saw the opportunity to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to network, market themselves and learn from success stories without having to reinvent the wheel. This is how TES was born.”
The meeting will also examine a combination of factors that play a role in the development of entrepreneurship. These include economic, sociocultural, and policy factors that influence people’s willingness and ability to undertake entrepreneurial activities and succeed.
TES will also offer an opportunity for companies to exhibit their products and services to a broad range of attendees.
This will help catalyse sales processes for exhibitors and discover the opportunity that is to be found in an uncertain business climate.
Among the speakers is Dr Bitange Ndemo who chairs the New Technology Taskforce.
While in office Dr Ndemo pioneered the team that facilitated fibre connectivity providing high-speed internet to Kenya.
As a result, Kenya has the fastest internet in Africa.
Telkom Kenya Managing Director Kris Senanu is also among the speakers bringing to the table his experience spanning several years including his time at Access Kenya where he rose through the ranks to become MD.
Senanu is also the Chairman of Blackrock Capital and is a Venture Capitalist who features in KCB Lion’s Den, a show that provides entrepreneurs with an opportunity to access financing for their businesses.
Dr Joseph Ngugi who is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Model Innovation at the Chandaria School of Business at the United States International University-Africa will also be sharing insights at the conference.
Ngugi is an entrepreneurship and innovation scholar with experience in strategy development and advisory services to SMEs and budding entrepreneurs.
His research and consulting areas span the business model innovation, design and integrative thinking, and lean methodology.
Others are Commercial lawyer Nelson Ashitiva, the Ministry of Industry and Trade Principal Secretary Betty Maina and the Chief Information Officer at HF Group George Njuguna.
According to the organisers, TES will help save participants years of trial and error by giving them access to knowledge which will fast-track decision making for business.