ygap Kenya Accelerator Program Site Visits

From ygap Kenya Impact Officer, Periz Odhiambo

The ygap Kenya team with the team from 2021 cohort venture Andy’s Greens

The ygap Kenya June 2021 program site visits commenced on July 13th  with the goal of visiting all the 22 participants in their various venture locations. For ygap Kenya, this marked the start of yet another phase of support  through on site one on one strategy sessions to better understand  their ventures’ operations and their individual experience after their participation in the bootcamp and to provide guidance and valuable insights on how to manage their sustainability plans, allowing for reflection on their ideas and intentions. 

The key takeaway from the 2021 boot camp for a majority was to courageously step out of their comfort zones to explore the possibilities that would better define their venture’s visions and align their goals and activities toward business sustainability, defining their key customer segments, venture’s value propositions and benchmarking to effectively track target expectations with actionable results by comparing one’s own venture’s performance with an industry average, a leader within the industry, or a market segment. 

It was notable that all the 22 entrepreneurs were keen to explore, learn and consider new ideas, refine their expectations and apply these experiences  to achieve their ventures’ outcome. Despite the uniqueness of each individual founder and their sectors of operations, this exploration and discovery they  were experiencing provided a way for the ygap program team jointly with the entrepreneur in session to map out their venture’s  strategy to reach their goals.

Click the button below to meet the 2021 Accelerator Program Cohort and learn more about their ventures.

Meet the cohort

Site visit to Panther Leather in Kisumu