In a promising move for the local tech community, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has pledged unwavering support for technology innovators during the inauguration of the first-ever Nairobi Tech Innovation Week. The event, which kicked off today, aims to provide a fertile ground for the burgeoning technological talent within the county.
Impressed by the diverse array of innovations showcased at the event, Governor Sakaja expressed his enthusiasm for propelling technological advancements within Nairobi. He assured attendees that his administration is resolute in providing the essential backing that innovators need to thrive and excel in their craft.
“This marks a significant milestone as Nairobi County hosts this pioneering event. Our commitment is to ensure that the dedicated innovators in our midst reap the rewards of their tireless work,” Sakaja affirmed. He stressed the importance of fostering a robust business economy and underscored the pivotal role that these innovators would play in steering this trajectory.
Acknowledging the driving force behind this initiative, Sakaja extended gratitude to the Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) sector, led by the Chief Executive Committee (CEC) Mike Gumo. He emphasized that the government’s role is not limited to mere regulation but extends to nurturing and bolstering the sector.
The inaugural Innovate Nairobi Technology Week, set to span the entire week and culminate on Saturday, promises an enriching experience for innovators, stakeholders, and enthusiasts. The event encompasses a diverse range of participants, including startups, corporate entities, incubators, academic institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs), and governmental bodies.
The overarching objective of the Innovate Nairobi Technology Week is multifaceted. It seeks to provide a pivotal platform for startup investors to connect and engage through pitch sessions. Additionally, it will facilitate vital linkages between local startups and global entrepreneurial hubs, propelling them onto an international stage. Moreover, the event aims to open up promising career avenues for young talents and cultivate lucrative partnership prospects for both domestic and international startups and businesses.
With Governor Sakaja’s firm commitment to bolstering the technology sector’s growth and development, the Nairobi Tech Innovation Week is poised to leave an indelible mark on the landscape of technological innovation in the region. As the event unfolds, it is evident that Nairobi County’s dedication to empowering innovators will undoubtedly shape a more dynamic and prosperous future for the local tech ecosystem.