Startup Guide Nairobi

Known as the Silicon Savannah, Nairobi is home to one of the most mature startup ecosystems in Africa and is a leader in mobile technology. It’s also home to a growing number of impact-focused startups using tech for social and environmental good.

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Kenya’s capital is home to one of Africa’s most mature startup ecosystems and is globally recognized as a major tech capital and a leader in mobile technology. Nairobi boasts a strong private sector, healthy infusions of outside investment and lots of governmental support. Over the past decade or so, a strong ecosystem has developed here, with innovation in mobile payments, logistics, e-commerce, health and blockchain leading the way. The city is also a hub for impact innovation, with initiatives in agtech, sanitation and education.

Startup Guide Nairobi is packed full of valuable resources and inspiring stories of impact-driven initiatives. It also features exclusive interviews with the founders, experts and investors who have helped Nairobi become a major tech hub.


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Published January 2021

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