World Innovation Forum has this week selected MBM Africa Group CEO Eunice Nyandat to be their Ambassador in Kenya. The announcement, made by WIForum Co-Founder & Chair Maria Schultz, comes after several weeks of discussions & engagements to demonstrate the kind of value both organizations are looking to create ahead of their planned country visit later this year.
Eunice, who started her entrepreneurship journey in the United States working with One Million by One Million founder Sramana Mitra, will lead a Kenyan team of 7 professionals to identify & nurture startups as part of WIForum’s innovation & entrepreneurship support program.
The World Innovation Forum (WIForum) Foundation is a Swiss based non-profit organization, founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. WIForum’s vision is a world where prosperity is possible in all nations, through innovation and entrepreneurship – created within each country.
Headquartered in Silicon valley, 1M1M is the world’s first and only global virtual incubator/accelerator that aims to nurture a million entrepreneurs to reach a million dollars each in annual revenue and beyond, thereby creating a trillion dollars in global GDP and ten million jobs.
Since her return to Kenya in 2016, Eunice has championed the startup initiatives across Kenya through her own organization My Biz Marketer. She teamed up with Noreen Likimani to become Co-Founder of SWWE Kenya, a Non-Profit Initiative that partnered with Techstars & Google to launch the Kenyan Chapter of Startup Weekend at iHub and beyond.
Eunice Nyandat Has over 10 years experience supporting entrepreneurs in Kenya & The United States.
Under her new role as Kenyan Ambassador, she will continue to develop the principles of sustainable entrepreneurship in the country with the support of Word Innovation Forum, her organization MBM Africa & the WIForum community she has developed over the past months.
On The Team Are:
- Noreen Likimani as Co-Ambassador & Co-Founder of SWWE Kenya
- Douglas Ogeta as Community Champion
- Kate Muraya as Operations Champion & MBM Africa Data Scientist
- Juliet Awuor as Social Media Champion & Founder of Mwanadada
- George Masila as Content Champion & Founder of Starline Media
- Dennis Kevogo as Research Champion
- Teri Wanderi as Organization Champion
Her first assignment as Ambassador was to shortlist Kenyan Entrepreneurs for the WIForum Digital Conference to be held virtually on June 23rd – 25th 2020. Kenyan entrepreneurs will be showcasing their startups & joining speakers to talk about the state of entrepreneurship in the country.
You can watch the webinar by registering Here
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