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Endeavor Kenya Selects 10 Entrepreneurs for its Inaugural ScaleUp program

Endeavor Kenya

Summary

  • Endeavor Kenya has unveiled its inaugural cohort of entrepreneurs for the ScaleUp Program, focusing on high-growth startups in the tech sector.
  • The selected entrepreneurs represent a diverse range of tech-enabled businesses, such as Nakama-Tech, ZenDawa, AMI, Senga, Dial Afrika, Satao, BuuPass, Pezesha, and Shega, each offering unique solutions to address market needs.
  • Over the next six to twelve months, the entrepreneurs will benefit from the Endeavor ScaleUp methodology, including mentorship, immersive business development training, fundraising support, and networking opportunities, with the goal of accelerating their businesses to become the next Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Endeavor Kenya has today revealed the 10 start-up entrepreneurs who will be part of its inaugural Endeavor ScaleUp Program. This program seeks to support high-growth start-up ventures with the networks and resources to gain clarity on their journey to scale. The program targets start-ups that are already operational with and existing product and helps them grow even further.

The 10 chosen entrepreneurs will have access to the Endeavor ScaleUp methodology. This methodology involves the use of expert mentors, immersive business development training, fundraising support, and a strong peer network of high-impact entrepreneurs who have built and run successful businesses.

  1. June Odongo, Founder of Senga
  2. Hilda Moraa, Founder of Pezesha
  3. Rebecca Harrison, Founder of African Management Institute (AMI)
  4. Sonia Kabra, Co-Founder of BuuPass
  5. Wyclife Omondi, Co-Founder of BuuPass
  6. George Jabesh, Co-Founder of Nakama Tech
  7. Wilfred Chege, Co-Founder of ZenDawa
  8. Japheth Dibo, Founder of Dial Afrika
  9. Javin Hutchinson, Founder of Satao
  10. Anteneh Tesfaye, Founder of Shega

Endeavor Kenya Managing Director, Ms. Maryanne Ochola, said ScaleUp’s vision is for the selected start-ups to accelerate their business growth to become the next Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

“The Endeavor ScaleUp program is crucial for companies in the growth stage. The program will offer the selected entrepreneurs invaluable benefits by providing access to targeted training and development opportunities, focusing on leadership skills, business strategies, and innovative technology. They will have a chance to interact with experienced entrepreneurs who will help accelerate their entrepreneurial journey even as they advance to the next stage of their business growth,” said Ms Ochola.

The Endeavor Kenya ScaleUp enterprises are:

  • Nakama-Tech (Founder: George Jabesh) – Nakama-Tech offers innovative business solutions that enhance customer satisfaction, retention, and sales. Their versatile Omnichannel software ensures scalability and ease of use while emphasizing inclusivity by connecting diverse individuals to employment opportunities.
  • ZenDawa (Co-Founder: Wilfred Chege) – ZenDawa is revolutionizing the pharmacy industry with its comprehensive B2B SaaS platform. Empowering pharmacies with Tele-pharmacy services and embedded finance solutions, ZenDawa reshapes the landscape for efficient operations and online sales.
  • AMI (Founder: Rebecca Harrison) – AMI empowers African businesses with practical tools and training, driving tangible growth. Their tool-based learning approach has led to remarkable results, with businesses experiencing significant revenue increases and immediate impacts from management training.
  • Senga (Founder: June Odongo) – Senga is transforming logistics and supply chains for Africa’s formal retail sector through their SengaOS platform. Rapid adoption and tangible benefits are reshaping the retail landscape and paving the way for streamlined operations.
  • Dial Afrika (Founder: Japheth Dibo) – Dial Afrika addresses communication challenges for African SMBs with Bonga, a comprehensive B2B SaaS Omni-Channel Customer Support Tool. Bonga enables seamless communication between businesses and customers, driving growth and connectivity.
  • Satao (Founder: Javin Hutchinson) – Satao is enhancing sustainability across sectors by creating innovative solutions rooted in agriculture. With a focus on the bakery segment, they upscale the utilization of technologies and local know-how to contribute to a healthier African diet and promote sustainability along agricultural value chains.
  • BuuPass (Founders: Sonia Kabra and Wycliffe Omondi) – BuuPass is reshaping Africa’s long-distance transport market with a comprehensive digital marketplace. Their platform digitizes operations, allowing travelers to book intercity buses, trains, and flight tickets online, enhancing accessibility and convenience.
  • Pezesha (Founder: Hilda Moraa) – Pezesha drives financial inclusion in Africa by connecting SMEs with working capital through a collaborative digital platform, promoting meaningful financial inclusion and reducing inequalities in accessing formal financial services.
  • Shega (Founder: Anteneh Tesfaye) – Shega empowers companies with actionable insights through curated data and intelligence, focusing on emerging markets and the financial sector, enabling organizations to make informed decisions and drive effectiveness in dynamic environments.

FAQ

Who is the managing director of Endeavor Kenya?

The current Managing Director for Endeavor Kenya is Maryanne Ochola.

Also Read: New report from Endeavor Nigeria says Africa’s technology ecosystem is poised for exponential growth

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