Biztech

The project aims at helping young women gain the power of independence, by providing them with the entrepreneurial tools that they need in order to create their own business venture and inspire conscious capitalism in their societies.

Technology, along with mentorship, is the main tool that the project provides. The technology packages consist of a technological device, data, and applications specifically chosen by successful entrepreneurs to jump start their venture. There is a 3 day workshop that aims on training the girls on how to use the phones and how to start their own small business ventures.

The first workshop was successfully held from Aug 27th to 31st 2013. We had 10girls participating and they have made great progress since the workshop.

  • Empower girls to use technology in running their businesses
  • Mentorship
  • Offer necessary training on business management
  • Young women in small business
  • Apply to be a Biztech participant
  • Be a mentor
  • Be a sponsor
  • Be a trainer
  • Past Biztech Mentors

WEBSITE: http://www.dsgvencap.com/

TWITTER: @HeshdeSilva

Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya – Heshan is the youngest Venture Capital fund Chief Executive Officer in the region.

He started what is now the de Silva Group with $200. Choosing projects carefully, he grew the de Silva Group into one of the region’s most enterprising entities, with holdings in commodities, technology, renewable energy, insurance and agri-business. The company works with major boards in East Africa that includes: Equity Bank, Housing Finance Corp, SCANAD, and East African Breweries Limited

In 2008, Heshan was selected by the United States Congress as one of Kenya’s Brightest Young Leaders.

Today, Heshan lends his hand to the Boards of a number of well-respected companies in Kenya, as well as several youth and social enterprise funds. A devout Christian, he attends church every week, where he mentors young people on substance abuse and entrepreneurship.

WEBSITE: http://paddymwangi.com/

TWITTER: @madingomwangi

Paddy is a young African man, passionate about purpose and value creation in society. He has lived in Kenya mostly. Having studied in UK, he was amazed at the systems that work and how they have increased the value of life for Europeans. He would love to see the same happen for Africans.

He has two degrees; one is a BSc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Bradford in West Yorkshire, UK and the other one is a Masters in Marketing from the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol.

Among his Business/Entrepreneurship Accomplishments are:-

Fuzzy Brush

Chewable toothbrush; brushes teeth and freshens breath in one go. It’s portable and doesn’t require water. It’s in the airline industry and the military. It’s available for the general public through vending machines mainly in UK the US, Greece, Netherlands, Singapore

Mascoteers Unlimited

Creates branded mascots for fast-food companies, sweet companies, fast moving consumer goods companies. Based in Kenya, clients are Innscor, Pepsi, Safaricom, Airtel, Braeburn

Walkers Limited

It’s a storage company where one can store for a short period of time e.g. a few days, a week, a month etc, their stuff in a storage room at a small fee.