Daystar University’s School of Business and Economics is partnering with Agora Enterprises to launch Venture Village, a dynamic, 10 week, faith-based entrepreneurship accelerator program designed to provide “best-in-class” preparation and funding for young entrepreneurs. Five Daystar University students drawn from across various disciplines and from both Nairobi and Athi River campuses had a chance to share their business ideas before the dean of the School of Business and Economics, Mr. Evans Amata, and Chief Executive Officer of Agora Entreprises, Ray Barreth in a forum setting.
The event marked the first of a series of forums designed to nurture budding entrepreneurs and recruit them to into the Venture Village incubation program. The Venture Village cohort will engage in a robust assessment program where they share their business ideas, receive training on lean startup strategies, dialogue with industry professionals, and receive funding and ongoing mentorship after the program ends. After 10 weeks, the entrepreneurs will pitch their refined business ideas to international investors, with the top three walking away with $15,000 prize money to launch their own businesses.