Announcing the 2020 Class of the Governors Startup Challenge

Congratulations! We are excited to announce the 10 Finalist of the 2020 Class of the Governors Startup Challenge! These inspiring, innovative and outstanding entrepreneurs are developing new solutions to community challenges. "There work across Kenya is already improving the well-being of their local communities, and I hope this experience will help them grow their business and emerge from the program as the most resilient and skilled social entrepreneurs." - Amani Katana We can’t wait to see you all at the Governors Startup Challenge Entrepreneurship Boot camp.

2020 Governors Startup Challenge in Numbers

Youth Empowerment Program Initiative (YEPI), a youth-led organisation from Mombasa, has received a record number of 175 applications for the third edition of the Governors Startup Challenge (GSC) from 19 counties across Kenya. Held annually, the Governors Startup Challenge is a flagship program of YEPI which brings together 10 best and brightest entrepreneurs, aged 18-35 from across the Coast Region of Kenya to compete and design new solutions to community challenges. GSC is working to accelerate a shift towards an entrepreneurship society hence tackling poverty, creating jobs and preventing and countering violent extremism in the Coastal Region of Kenya. This is an innovative flagship progr

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