The Kisumu Innovation Week 2019 (KIW 2019) is a preeminent annual entrepreneurship gathering that will convene emerging entrepreneurs, investors and supporters from the Western Region. The theme of this forum will be, embracing Innovation for Sustainable Economic Development in the Lake Victoria Region. Kisumu County will host the forum on the 25th - 29th November 2019. KIW 2019 seeks to create an environment that empowers innovators, particularly women, to take their ideas to the next level.
Through five days of earning and networking, workshops and pitching competition KIW will empower entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas, build partnerships, secure funding, innovate, and find their target customers — creating new goods and services that will transform societies. KIW will serve as a vital link between governments and the private sector, and convenes participants to showcase projects, exchange ideas, and champion new opportunities for investment. Relationships that will be formed during the Summit will transcend industries and sectors and transform ideas into enterprises. KIW participants will be truly global, with representation from every region of the world.
The entrepreneurs will represent a diverse range of geographies, industries, business size and scalability. There will be special emphasis on women entrepreneurs and the role they play in making communities more prosperous and secure through enterprise during the summit.