On 27th July 2023 in Social Innovation Hub- Pangani, Kenya the mPreneur partners Empserve Kenya organized the local mPreneur event.
After welcoming the participants, the organized presented the project mPreneur, it’s aims, activities and national winners. Afterwards, panel discussion and interactive session was held on the topic of: The Role of Mobile Technology in Entrepreneurship Today
This local event was focused on showcasing the accomplishments and insights gained from participating in the M-Prenuer project. The event aimed to highlight the significance of mobile technology in fostering entrepreneurship among young individuals. The event culminated with a panel discussion that brought together industry experts and project participants to discuss the pivotal role of mobile technology in today’s entrepreneurial landscape. The panelists of the event were: Derrick Gakuu a former beneficiary of the 2nd Edition M-Youth Project, currently an Innovator and Financial Technology expert , Petronila Ogola a Regional Learning Manager at Digital Opportunity Trust , Jeremiah Wakamu a digital economy expert from the Ministry of ICT and Rose Mwikali ( I-CARE App)
The event began with an exhibition of mobile apps developed by the I-CARE team . They presented their app, highlighting its features, target audience, and potential impact on users’ lives. Attendees had the opportunity to interact with the developers and learn from their journey in the M-Prenuer Project.
Additionally, this event provided a platform for networking among attendees and industry professionals allowing participants to connect with mentors, potential collaborators, and peers who shared similar interests. Panelists highlighted the access to markets for budding developers. Participants understood the importance of human -centred design in mobile app development. Participants understood how to model impactful app solutions to solve problems with user-centred design. Panelists stressed importance of resilience and continuous learning for budding developers. Panelists urged attendees to up skill to fill local labour gaps requiring developers to import skills.