About Kampala Innovation Nights
Kampala Innovation Nights are a municipal event that encompasses on stimulating, inspiring, showcasing social innovators, and launching new upscale products for both corporates and startups. Kampala Innovation Nights is designed to target and inspire the corporate and startup community to engage in social innovation by creating new ideas, innovations, and inventions that transform society.
The Kampala Innovation Night is a municipal initiative established to stimulate, inspire and showcase social innovators, as well as launch new upscale products for both corporates and startups. Kampala Innovation Nights is designed to target and inspire the corporate and startup community to engage in social innovation by creating new ideas, innovations, and inventions that transform society.
The Kampala Innovation Nights like other events that operate under our community cooking pot model, is a municipal local affairs that help local millennial entrepreneurs, innovators and idealists in East Africa get more visibility for their product launches, ideas and opinions. Campus Innovation Nights are network designed to support the Innovation community – in any industry, we involve corporate companies, individuals, we also invite potential investors to partake in activating the East African startup ecosystem. Every month companies will launch new products at a local event and the Innovation and social media community will come out to support their local entrepreneurs, innovators, idealists etc. in a single night, a local Innovation Night will generate hundreds of tweets, blog posts, online video and pictures, LinkedIn status posts and Facebook Likes and whatsApp status posts and shares. The events support SEO strategies with the creation of dozens of mentions, links and website traffic.
Kampala Innovation Nights are designed to provide low/to no cost opportunities for companies in all industries to interact with innovators, the social media community and each other. Hosted by local EACSI teams, the our model is a “friction-less” one, making it as easy as possible for the millennial companies, founders, and innovators. There is no/to a little cost to exhibit; and the companies generate visibility for the event collectively, benefiting everyone. The events are also a great networking opportunity for the attendees who 'contribute’ their networks. Attendees will be members of the local innovation community, and social media community – the Millennial Social Media Marketing Mavericks, but also service providers, investors, engineers & designers, students, media, and job seekers. Together the crowd helps pump up the volume. The goal is to make some noise on behalf of the local companies – “if you see something ‘cool’, blog about it, tweet about it or just tell someone.”
- Inspire innovation and a sense of social initiative among corporate companies and millennials
- Providing an avenue of networking
- Availing an avenue for launching products and services (both for profit and non profit) by millennials
- Connect dozens of job seekers and hiring managers
- Connect innovators to investors
- Profile dozens of local experts
- Launch Innovation Nights events in other cities, schools....maybe yours?
Social Development Goals
We align to the following SDGs in all of our activities
- 1. No Poverty
- 17. Partnerships for the goals
- 10. Reduced Inequalities
- 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
- 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
What We Expect to Accomplish
EA1. Improved support, guidance, and opportunities to help youth succeed in life and meet their goals and achieve their dreams.
EA2. Active and functional partnerships between employer organizations, funder organizations and or partnerships for students’ industry of choice for internship placement and tailored training.
Indicators of Achievement
IA.1 Events held and fully attended
IA.2 Functional partnership and synergies created among and within start-ups
IA.3 Inventors sourced and investors acquired
Kampala Innovation Nights Main activities
A1.1 Startup show case
A 1.2 Expert presentations
A1.4 EACSI service |product display
A1.5 Hosting and holding positive influencers’ or role model talks or chats as well as attach personalities such as successful local entrepreneurs, local investors, and civil society leaders among other inspirational figures.