Vocational Training Could Tackle Youth Unemployment Rates

Kenya has the power to reorient itself towards sustainable development using technical, vocational education and training (TVET) as a vehicle for socio-economic and technological development. A review of the current TVET curriculum would ensure the right skills set for economic growth, poverty alleviation, youth and women’s empowerment and social inclusion.   The

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Turn Your Invention To An Innovation To Increase Profits

Last week the Nairobi University Town campus hosted the 3rd Edition of Nairobi Innovation Week. The main aim of this year's Innovation week was to bring together various key players in the society (public and private stakeholders; local and International innovators) to showcase innovations and concepts that can be used

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4 Tips To Recover From A Failed Startup & Get Back To Business

In business, persistence and leveraging your networks could be the beginning successes. However, there are many times when start-ups fail despite the right support. The story of  Sam Tarantino, the CEO of music streaming service Grooveshark is one of repeated failure on the road to success.   Here are a few lessons

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Is entrepreneurship the answer to youth unemployment in Africa?

In the recent past, Africa has tapped into entrepreneurship as the solution to the problems that the Continent faces. Arguments supporting the idea that entrepreneurs can ignite economic growth in Africa have become prevalent. Kenya is widely recognized as a leader in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. This has led to Kenya becoming

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CfC Stanbic partners with Strathmore in entrepreneurship and financial training

Third and fourth year students at Strathmore University were treated to a week-long forum by CfC Stanbic Bank as staff from the bank imparted practical skills on entrepreneurship and finance as part of their summer school. Dubbed the Engage Forums, the sessions took place from 1st August to 5th August and

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Strathmore University hosts Investment Challenge

Strathmore University through the  School of Finance and Applied Economics (SFAE)  in partnership with Valuraha, has organized a Investment Challenge. Following the success of the first edition,  the second Value Investment Challenge - Schools Edition, will be held at Alliance High School on the 11th of February, 2016 from 8am to

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How one young Egerton student wants to rally students in enterprise

From her dressing to poise, Winnie Chepkwony oozes nothing but pure intelligence. A staunch believer in women empowerment, the brains behind I-Bridge Egerton let me in on I-Bridge, her achievements, failures and the journey that is life. Nattie: Winfred Reins vs. Winnie Chepkwony, how do we separate the two? Winnie: I am

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