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Judges Announced for the 2023 YEPI Entrepreneurship Summit Pitch Festival!

Youth Empowerment Program Initiative (YEPI) has announced the three judges set to evaluate startups presenting at the inaugural YEPI Entrepreneurship Summit Pitching Festival, to be held in Mombasa, March 4, 2023 at CityBlue Creekside Hotel, from 8:00am – 5:00pm.

The judging panel is comprised of Mohamed Gharib, Founder, Uhired.Me, Quinta Rimba, CEO, Alexiaxis and Otumbo Vincent, Co-Founder, SAV Skills.

A live audience, as well as this panel of expert judges, will discover advancements in various sectors of businesses at YESMombasa2023 Pitch Festival at City Blue Creekside Hotel. During the Seventh Annual YEPI Entrepreneurship Summit, 6 startups from 4 counties will compete for their chance to win. These startups will dazzle a live audience with their business pitch and Q&A with our panel of judges. The winning startup will win prizes and in-kind support from YEPI and Partners including 6 months’ free incubation at YEPI’s CE-Hub, a one-on-one investor meeting, mentorship with judges, free marketing package and continuous business development support.

YEPI relies on hand-picked judges, qualified to determine the viability of a startup based on their demonstrated business experience. The judging process will determine which of the finalists has the most innovative product or service with potential for social impact, profitability and how the YEPI experienced has positioned them as the best entrepreneurs to execute the business. These individuals have agreed to contribute their expertise toward the success of the YEPI Entrepreneurship Summit.

Mohamed Gharib is an Entrepreneur. He is the director of Habalat Ltd and Co-founder Mohammed is passionate about youth, entrepreneurship, research and innovation. He holds a bachelor of I.T and an Msc in Technology Management.

Quinta Alex Rimba is the CEO of Alexiaxis Enterprise. She is an innovative, active agripreneur, Empowering girl child especially teenage mothers to access education through Agribusiness. She is an awardee of Jammies Femmes (WIB) 2022, ImpactHER 2021, Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) 2021, Akilidada 2020 and an outstanding Alumni of YEPI under AWE and GSC programs.

Vincent Otumbo is the Co-founder and Managing Director at Sav Skills Limited. He is also an Author of Embark and the founder of Stories of Significance. He is a Distinguished Toastmaster(DTM), TEDx Speaker, Engage Talk Speaker. He is dedicated to changing people's perspectives and inspiring them to live their best lives now by pursuing excellence in their respective fields.

The Pitch Festival, the Seventh of its kind to be held by YEPI, will be taking place on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at City Blue Creekside Hotel in Mombasa.

Registration to the summit is open here and will close on Sunday, February 26. Reserve your space to see the exciting YEPI Entrepreneurship Summit Pitch Festival live in March 4, 2023.