iRise Hub management participated in a week-long Innovation Support Organizations Bootcamp organized by Growth Africa in Nairobi from 20th to 4th November 2023. The program’s primary objective was to facilitate interaction and knowledge sharing among ISOs across Africa, enabling them to refine their strategies and vision. The sessions, led by international experts, were both flexible and productive.
A vital program component involved a far-side chat session, where participants engaged with Investors and Fund Managers to explore the challenges and opportunities African entrepreneurs face. The discussions aimed at fostering collaboration between investors and ISOs to address challenges, bridge gaps, and highlight opportunities.
Additionally, two site visits to prominent Nairobi-based Accelerators/ISOs, namely Antler and GearBox, provided valuable insights into their operations. The program concluded with participants presenting their strategies and action points for implementation upon their return to their respective institutions