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KENYA INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURING SPACE AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

KIMSSEA

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PART MAKER SPACE.

PART ENTREPRENEURSHIP HUB.

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 Africans to solve the problems most important to their communities.

THE PROBLEM

Marginalized peoples facing hard economic realities must innovate daily as a way of life. Individuals from backgrounds like urban slums, conflict, areas, and refugee camps convert adversity into creativity. They turn networks into informal economies, upcycle unused goods into new supply chains, and learn technical skills through hands-on experience.

However, these underrecognized innovators are often poorly understood by most external bodies, treated with skepticism, financially under-resourced, and lack access to programs and infrastructure for incubating and growing their ideas.​ 

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. Our goal is to cultivate the right environment to see this enormous potential flourish.

Located 20 minutes from the Greater Nairobi Metropolitan Area, KIMSSEAs central hub location in Kitengela, Kajiado County will house the manufacturing space as well as the innovator campus.

THE SOLUTION

GREATNESS GROWS AT HOME.
LET'S HELP IT GROW

We support entrepreneurial innovators from multiple angles to activate their creative potential and amplify their voices and impact. They will exit our programming feeling inspired, connected, and prepared to address local issues of social equity and economic opportunity.

EQUIPPING HIDDEN TALENT WITH A FULL TOOLKIT

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Light manufacturing space

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Networking and learning opportunities

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Collaborative office space

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Mentorship support

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Design models and resources

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Co-creation opportunities

PORTFOLIO STREAMS FOR INNOVATORS AND TENANT ORGANIZATIONS

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Food Security

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Health & Wellness

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Energy Security

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Water & Sanitation

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Affordable Housing

SCALING UP FOR IMPACT

Our goal is to identify 100 new entrepreneurial endeavours, create 10,000 new jobs, and impact 10 million people by 2030. How?

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Finish construction - target completion Fall 2021

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Engage local innovators from marginalized backgrounds as tenants

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Empower innovators and streamline prototyping and manufacturing.

PARTNERS

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