Based on the idea that adversity builds creativity, KIMSSEA is a coworking manufacturing space and start-up incubator. We are mentoring and empowering the next generation of East African to solve the problems most important to them.
NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
Vulnerable peoples facing hard economic realities must innovative daily as a way of life. That's why our programming is meant for high-potential individuals from vulnerable backgrounds like urban slums, conflict, areas, and refugee camps.
We believe that these individuals will be the most incentivized to create wildly impactful social ventures that will reinvigorate their local communities with economic prosperity, food security, access to healthcare, and clean energy solutions.
However, these underrepresented innovators are often poorly understood by most external bodies, treated with skepticism, financially under-resourced, and lack access to programs for incubating and growing their innovations.
Located 20 minutes from the Greater Nairobi Metropolitan Area, KIMSSEA's central hub location in Kitengela, Kajiado County will house the manufacturing space as well as the innovator residence
EQUIPPING LOCAL TALENT WITH A FULL TOOLKIT
Access to light manufacturing space with technology supports and prototyping equipment to help them develop their new initiative for testing in the community or scale up an idea that has already undergone first level testing.
Collaborative office space and other professional and administrative assistance for developing initial draft business plans for a faster track to success.
Access to other relevant success models and to mentorship from entrepreneurs (local, regional, and international) who have already gone through such a process and who can offer support in design and prototyping, fundamentals of strategic planning, and marketing skills.
Networking opportunities with other local innovators and with successful leaders (local and international), including access to workshops and conferences to connect the local innovators to beta clients, to angel investors, and to linkages with financing agencies.
Regular opportunities to share ideas with innovators and mentors with experience in a diverse set of issues of importance to their community including Health and Wellness, Dignified Living and Affordable Housing, Food Security, the Arts for Transformation, Urban Farming and Agro-Business, Water and Sanitation, Energy Security, Advanced Manufacturing, and Automation.
SCALING UP FOR MASSIVE IMPACT
To catapult its success to new heights, CeraMaji will be entering KIMSSEA as the inaugural tenant to scale production of CeraMaji water filters.
With access to KIMMSEA's innovative manufacturing space, water filter production will increase to 5000 filters per month, allowing CeraMaji and ICChange to add to the 140,000+ people who currently depend on our filters for access to clean, potable, pathogen-free water.