Ecosystem Catalytic Startup Studio in Nairobi
We focus on developing fundamentally sound startups in an ecosystem of high performance, high integrity, and high collaboration
Mark Karake, Executive Director
Mark spent 15 years working with startups in Silicon Valley and brings a wealth of practical startup operational expertise. He is the founder and managing partner of Impact Africa Fund a local venture capital fund focussed on deploying both capital and technical assistance to early-stage startups in Nairobi.
#MyVision2030: "To stand back and pick out of the Silicon Savanna skyline neon signage of great African companies we helped to catalyze in the early days"
Pauline Nyathira, Financial Analyst
Pauline is a financial services professional at Impact Africa Network. She has a Bsc. in Actuarial science from JKUAT and an MSc. in Mathematical Finance from Strathmore University, where her article got published with the International Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications. She has supported local businesses with their financial planning and is excited to work with entrepreneurs and startup companies to the same end.
#MyVision2030: " To see Silicon Savanna come to its full potential by way of creation of quality products and services by brilliant entrepreneurs."
Yeonhwa Mwalagho, Marketing and Communications
Yeonhwa Mwalagho majored in Global Business at Hannam University, Linton school of Global Business in South Korea. She is passionate about changing the outdated African narrative and mindset. She is also enthusiastic about creating bottom-up solutions that foster economic development. In her free time she enjoys traveling and film photography.
#MyVision2030: "My vision is for an Africa where we have a higher collective conscience and a collaborative culture, that cultivates sustainable economic growth"
Mark Orina, Entrepreneur In Residence
Mark Orina is a Mathematics and Computer Science graduate from JKUAT with a passion for research and product development in the tech space. A firm believer in African solutions for African issues,he is constantly learning and engaging on how to further improve the silicon savannah landscape.
“#MyVision2030: “A vibrant African Start-Up ecosystem that is in the frontier of sustainable solutions for the world”
Chizi Mutsumi, Data Analyst
Chizi Mutsumi pursued her degree in International Business Administration at the United States International University - Africa. She has a passion in talent development and creating opportunities for the young population around her through sports.
#MyVision2030: "A young, vibrant, African generation of international leaders in Entrepreneurship, Disruption and Multinational Executives who create economical and social change in the society"
Brandon Ruoro , Digital and Media Specialist
Brandon has 3 years’ experience in content creation and graphic design from volunteering with various student organizations including AIESEC and SAIMUN while in Kenyatta University where he pursued a degree in Environmental Science. He loves collaborating to bring life to ideas and working in learning environments.
#MyVision2030 : "To have an environment which fosters productive collaboration that supports sustainable businesses which will improve the quality of life of our people”
Joash Mosi, Entrepreneur In Residence
Joash is a United States International University Graduate having pursued a degree in Information Systems Technology and concentrated in Computer Forensics and Cybercrime. He is also a self taught web developer in PHP (Laravel Framework), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and is passionate about bringing your dream website or application to life with minimal or no compromise.
#MyVision2030 : "An era when everyone in Africa is connected seamlessly and securely"
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