The Women’s Entrepreneurial Centers of Resources Education Access and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE) are specially created centers for women to gain access to resources to help start and grow their businesses. During this month of November 2015 they have various events and activities to train women entrepreneurs who according to an official write-up will receive mentorship, business connections, specialised training, and connection to a wider community of liked-minded entrepreneurs, as well as media attention and potentially access to capital to support taking any business to the next level.
Kenya was chosen to host one of the three Centers in Africa by President Obama during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The launch will be on the 17th to coincide with the Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 16 – 22) and will offer activities that will initially be free for the first two months. Who is eligible? Those who answer yes to all the questions below.
W– Yes it’s all about women- are you above 18yrs, any size, any shape? You’re all in.
E– Is entrepreneurship on your mind? Then definitely you’re the one.
C– Are you looking for a center to link up with like-minded, business oriented women? Then this is just made for you.
R– Do you need resources to start or grow your business?
E– Thirsty for education and knowledge? Looking for mentorship programs and coaches to quench your thirst?
A – Need access to media and business networks? They have events.
T – Are you equipped with the right training? Find out.
E– Want to achieve your dreams, be successful and economically empowered?
Then you need to attend the following activities at the WECREATE Centre, Hatheru Road off Gitanga Road, Lavington, Nairobi
Date (November) Time Activitie
17th 2.30-4.30pm Visualizing your way to a better startup
18th 9:00-11:00am Africa Women in Tech Workshop (partner presentation)
2:00-3:00pm Mentor Certification
3.00-5.00pm Build-A-Business Workshop
19th 10:00-12:00pm Pitch-O-Rama (Pitch Competition)
2.00pm-4.30pm Women Entrepreneurship Day hosted by WED – (Partner presentation)
5pm-7pm WED networking event
20th TDB KENYA Ecosystem momentum building workshop – graphically facilitated
21st All day Open House – Showcase from various entrepreneurs, banks, insurance, investment firms, cultural show, agricultural stand, food stands, etc.
If you wish to take part in the exhibition and showcase your products or services, you can book a table for Ksh.2000. However for Ksh.5000 you get the added advantage of having your business displayed on WeCreate social media platforms.
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Eva Chao Mwazige studied communication and Daystar University. She’s an entrepreneur and experienced content writer. She’s currently working on a book and a poetry collection..