NETFUND Incubation Programme awarded the 2017/2018 top challenger award for Africa in Toronto, Canada

NETFUND’s incubation programme has been recognized and ranked one of the best incubation centres in Africa. During the World Incubation Summit organized by University Business incubation (UBI), the NETFUND incubation programme was awarded the Top Challenger Award for Africa. This is in recognition of the impact and performance of the programme in comparison to its peers regionally. The award is proof of NETFUND’s effort in delivering value to budding Kenyan entrepreneurs.

The high profiled summit is organized annually for university-linked business incubators and accelerators connected to the UBI Global network. The 2018 summit focused on recognizing the best performing incubation program as part of the 2017-2018 World Benchmark Study sponsored by Cisco.

The summit also focuses on developing corporate incubation partnerships and best practices.

The UBI Global ranking and recognition given to the best incubators and accelerators increases their visibility and chances of funding.

NETFUND Projects Manager, Chrispine Omondi, inspects a production machine for processing mango flakes at Kitui Development Promotion Centre (KDC) in late 2017. KDC is one of the innovations that benefited from NETFUND incubation programme.

The NETFUND incubation Centre has supported other innovations such as Magiro Mini-Hydro Electricity Company, Sweet N’ Dried and others, which have been recognized and awarded by development agencies.

The UBI Summit took place in Toronto, Canada on February 22 – 23, 2018.

Examples of awards won by NETFUND beneficiaries

NETFUND plants 12,000 trees to increase national forest cover
First renewable energy awards held in Kwale County

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