Innovation Fellowship

We provide twelve month Innovation Fellowships to talented college graduates, providing them with the opportunity to develop relevant professional skills, gain innovation experience, and the chance at being part of a startup founding team

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About the program
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Product development Fellows

Role for fellows with a technical background such as CS, IT or other engineering discipline where they get to work on internal projects with the intention of spinning them out into startups.

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In-house professional services

In-house professional services is a role for emerging professionals across design, finance, legal, research, marketing and business development

Benefits of the program
Gain professional skills

College graduates are ill prepared for the professional world. Our fellows get the opportunity to develop their professional skills by being immersed in an environment that exposes them to real world projects and working with cross functional teams.

Startup experience

The successful commercialization of innovation requires a distinct set of skills and experience. Our fellows are directly involved in the ideation and startup creation process gaining first hand experience on how to effectively validate ideas and create startups.

Professional Marketability

The studio experience places our fellows on a promising career path. Upon emerging from the studio our fellows are extremely attractive to prospective employers. It is a powerful way to differentiate themselves with hiring managers while providing them the confidence and credibility in the job search process.

Be part of a founding team

The opportunity exists for fellows to be part of founding a startup. Should the project they are working on develop into a startup they fellows are eligible to equity consideration in the company.

Meet the Fellows
Cohort 1

Brandon Ruoro

Kenyatta University

Environmental Science
(class of 2019)

Yeonhwa Mwalagho

Hannam - South Korea

International Business
(Class of 2019)

Mark Orina

JKUAT University

Computer Science & Mathematics
(class of 2019)

Pauline Nyathira

Strathmore University

Acturial Science and Msc. Mathematical Finance
(class of 2018)

Chizi Mutsumi

USIU - Africa

Marketing
(Class of 2019)

Joash Mosi

USIU - Africa

Information Systems Technology
(class of 2019)

Cohort 2

James Mungai

Kenyatta University

Physchology
(Class of 2018)

Evelyn Musembi

University of Nairobi

Urban and Regional Planning
(Class of 2019)

Andrew Ndung'u

Strathmore University

Bio Informatics
(Class of 2020)

Daisy Lang'at

Moi University

Communications and PR
(Class of 2019)

Hosea Ciuti

University of Nairobi

Computer Science
(Class of 2019)

Kefa Mutuma

University of Nairobi

Civil engineering
(Class of 2019)

Lucia Kamau

Jomo Kenyatta University of Technology

Biostatistics
(Class of 2018)

Wycliffe Barasa

African Leadership University

Co Foundation Course
(Class of 2017)

Raphael Gichira

Moi University

Computer Science
(Class of 2019)

Cohort 3

Consolata Akoth

AkiraChix

Information Technology
(Cohort 2019)

Damaris Kongin

Moi University

Communication and Public Relations
(Class of 2019)

George Kibuku

University of Nairobi

Environmnetal and Biosystems Engineering
(Class of 2020)

Ian Kinyua

Strathmore University

Informatics and Computer Science
(Class of 2020)

Ian Kiragu

Kenya School of Law

Advocates Training Programme
(Class of 2020)

Maurine Kerich

Kenyatta University

Law
(Class of 2020)

Pauline Maruthu

Strathmore University

Commerce
(Class of 2020)

Purity Mutethya

Moi University

Communication and Journalism
(Class of 2019)

Mercy Nyaramba

Laikipia University

Information, Communication & Technology
(Class of 2019)