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YEPI To Host It's Third Annual Entrepreneurship Summit 2019


Each year, Youth Empowerment Program Initiative (YEPI), a local youth-led and non-profit organization with a countrywide network of social entrepreneurs and change makers, hosts the Annual YEPI Entrepreneurship Summit which brings together around 200 young entrepreneurs, technologist, investors, government leaders, corporate, and business development service providers to converge, connect, learn and create positive lasting impact and partnerships that capitalize on the success of sustainable entrepreneurship to increase the sector’s size and impact. The summit includes a variety of activities including Launching of the second edition of the Governors Startup Challenge, Interactive Pitching Competition dubbed Pitch With a Purpose, Keynote Speeches, Inspiring Panel Discussion, Market Place, Performance Art, Networking and Mentoring sessions.

At the same time, the Summit is a perfect opportunity for people from all over Kenya to see and experience not only a newly revitalized and transforming Mombasa—which is thanks to booming tourism and a wave of development as a result of devolution factors and other stimulus measures—but also the wide-ranging unique, learning and networking opportunities that will showcase innovation, social impact and collaboration among youth in the Kenya’s only port city.

On the 9th of February 2019, YEPI will host its third Annual Entrepreneurship Summit from 2.00pm – 8.00pm at Sai Rock Beach Hotel and Spa in Mombasa Kenya.

“The Summit is part of our efforts to nurture and support not just an entrepreneurial ecosystem among youth in Mombasa, but also to provide real-world skills, best business practices, mentorship and connections to help these highly motivated youths succeed,” says YEPI Founder / Executive Director, Amani Katana.


The #YESMombasa2019 is open to all entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, corporate and government leaders who are committed to support and develop an entrepreneurship ecosystem in Mombasa and Kenya at large. During the summit, selected youth will compete against their peers and present their businesses to a panel of esteemed judges followed by 5 minutes for question and answer session. Judges will positively critique ideas, provide suggestions and decide the winner. The winner will win in-kind support from YEPI and Partners. Registrations to participate in the summit are due by January 21, 2019. Delegates may register at

We invite partners from the private sector, public sector and development agencies to collaborate on an innovative framework focused on entrepreneurship and impact to drive sustainable development in Kenya. The YEPI Entrepreneurship Summit is a perfect opportunity to support Mombasa’s creative community while promoting your company to over 200 expected attendees.

The YES Mombasa summit is a flagship programs of YEPI aimed at enabling economic opportunities for youth and women hence addressing unemployment, poverty and violent extremism in the Coast Region of Kenya. YEPI is not affiliated with any political party or entity, and is guided by the personal values of the Founders, including a belief in the importance of enabling economic opportunities for young people and pursuing innovative approaches to community problems. Now in its 4th year, YEPI has directly empowered over 700 youth and women through its 3 flagship programs (SEED, GSC and STALMP) and has increased access to mentorship to over 2100 young people.

Contacts for YEPI 0715450250 / 0721666705