About Pwani Innovation Week

Pwani Innovation Week (PIW) is a consolidated effort by SwahiliPot Hub, a community space focusing on youth’s interest in technology and arts, and its partners to help create a widespread culture of innovation in the coastal counties of Kenya. Its aim is to inspire innovators, policy makers, corporations, funders, researchers, and other players to take risks on new ideas and trends, collaborate across sectors, and transform the Kenyan Coastal region through the scaling of innovation.

Where it all began

PIW was born from the realization of how little nurturing was done to commercialize technology from Kenya into new industries through start-ups, private sector involvement and enabling government absorption of new ideas.

What’s on the Table for You?

Everything you see during PIW is geared towards enabling innovators to flourish in the Coast region. That should see them leapfrog systematic change to alleviate poverty, drive inclusiveness while meeting our country’s Agenda 4.0 head on.

What To Expect from PIW

Through PIWs, SwahiliPot hub and its partners a week long access to leading corporations, venture capitalists, angel investors, accelerators, regulators and ecosystem enablers. As a participant, this is an opportunity for you to develop deep meaningful connections and schedule multiple meetings through our platform while discovering Pwani’s vibrant innovative culture, lifestyle and social segmentation. You will also learn and leverage off the wisdom and network brought by our panel of experts from regulators, influencers and leading corporations in Kenya.