View of Nairobi City from Uhuru park

Founded: Fall 2022
City Director: Muriel Akiko

Times: Sessions occur from about 6:30 – 9:30PM. It’s helpful to arrive about 15 minutes early.

We’re currently accepting applications while dates and venue details are being determined.

Session details, dates, and sponsors are currently being determined.


Muriel Akiko, City Director
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Muriel is the director of Zuhura Innovations Africa an organization based in Nairobi, Kenya that supports and empowers young people to become change-makers, by designing and implementing innovative, impactful and sustainable solutions to address issues affecting their communities. She is passionate about creating learning experiences for social innovation and entrepreneurship for young people to create meaningful change in their communities. She is a life long learner and has a curious mind. Through out her career she has worked with social entrepreneurs from Kenya, the Basque Country (France and Spain), Senegal, and Somalia in industries like green energy, manufacturing, food processing, healthcare among others.

Yvette Mwendwa, Event Organizer
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Yvette is the program lead at Zuhura Innovations Africa with expertise in human centered design and incubation. She has keen interest in supporting young founders through their startup journey. Over the years she has successfully supported over 400 idea stage entrepreneurs through learning programs in East and Southern Africa and multi national programs beyond Africa. Her background in aerospace materials has enabled her to help young people in STEM to use their expertise to become changemakers and create opportunities for themselves.



Zuhura Innovations Africa is a social impact organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. They are a women-led organization with expertise in social entrepreneurship training and facilitation. Through their programs, they are able to provide learning experiences and opportunities for young people to transform their innovative ideas into successful social enterprises.


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Upcoming Sessions

  • Further Sessions TBA