The Pwani Innovation Week took off today at the Swahilipot Hub in Mombasa town running from 3-7 December.   The week-long event which Cellulant is sponsoring is aimed at fostering an innovation ecosystem focused on creating and supporting new businesses across key sectors in the Pwani region. The program features a variety of events including a week-long exhibition, a concept hack and a keynote address from the General Manager Cellulant Kenya, Felix Nthiga.  The programme also includes family art and cultural events and will conclude with the annual Pwani Got Talent competition – the regions’ biggest art and culture talent showcase.

The highlight of the partnership between Cellulant and Pwani Innovation Week is a Concept Hack where youth from across the six Coastal counties – Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Lamu, Tana River, and Taita Taveta are competing to create innovative solutions for their communities. They will, in teams of 2-4 pitch their concept to a judging panel with winners being awarded at the event’s gala dinner on Thursday 6th December.

Alex Kimani - Product Manager & Rita Njeri Senior Manager, Global Merchants at Cellulant holding a workshop session on digital payments at Pwani Innovation Week

Alex Kimani – Product Manager & Rita Njeri Senior Manager, Global Merchants at Cellulant holding a workshop session on digital payments at Pwani Innovation Week

Pwani Innovation Week Program & Cellulant Sessions

Below are the sessions that Cellulant shall be running

  • Concept Hack workshops and pitching competition
  • Digital  Payments workshop
  • Keynote address by Felix Nthiga
  • A Panel Discussion  on innovation
  • A Gala dinner for the business community
  • Pwani Got Talent competition and awards night powered by Mula
Njeri Wangari - Content Marketing Manager Cellulant during a workshop session on pitching to participants of the Pwani Concept Hack

Njeri Wangari – Content Marketing Manager Cellulant during a workshop session on pitching to participants of the Pwani Concept Hack

Download the event program here. To attend, register here as a delegate or follow the online conversation using the hashtag #PIWCellulant and #PwaniInnovationWeek