Kenya’s food and restaurant industry has been on the rise in recent years with new restaurants popping up ever so often. Despite the notion that hospitality is a saturated market, there are still various innovative and unique ways through which one can venture into the industry without necessarily opening a restaurant. As such, there are a lot of opportunities that remain unexploited in this industry, and that is something startups can jump on.
According to their website, Startup Grind Nairobi is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring and connecting 215,000 founders in 175 cities (in over 70 countries). In Kenya, they have partnered with Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of their global community is monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
For the next 3 months, Startup Grind Nairobi will address the theme The Food Industry: A Goldmine Of Opportunity For Startups. The entrepreneur speaking on the first day (29th September) will be EatOut‘s Director, Mikul Shah, who just earlier this month, was invited to speak alongside AIH’s (Rocket Internet) CEO at DMEXCO (The world’s largest digital marketing conference) on a panel discussing opportunities in Africa, moderated by Facebook VP EMEA- Nicola Mandelson.
Catch the lively discussion at iHub (4th Floor, Bishop Magua House, Ngong Road) from 6 pm to 9 pm on 29th September. Entry is only Ksh 500 at the door or you can register online. Expect an informative and inspirational session with great pizza and surprise gifts!