Hong Kong-based venture capital firm, NEST, has announced that it will be launching a monthly series for speakers from different sectors of the economy titled ‘What’s Next’.
NEST opened an office in Kenya this month promising to collaborate with entrepreneurs in Africa by sharing knowledge, experience, providing access to funding and introducing itself to successful entrepreneurs.
The series aims to begin conversations around new developments in a specific sectors, Disrupt Africa reports. NEST will kick off the series this month (July) with discussion in the fashion and beauty sector.
“We are bringing the best in online and the offline world together,” NEST states in a blog post, “successful entrepreneurs, professionals in creative and design, art and tech, e-commerce and retail, and leading Kenyan banks, multinationals and venture capitalists.”
The discussion panel will be moderated by Nikhil N. Patel, regional manager, mi-Fone, an African mobile devices brand. It will feature panelists such as: Njuhi Chege, Founder of Riri Jewellery; Wale Babatunde, CEO and Co-Founder of Podozi; Adia Sykes, Head of fashion management, Jumia Kenya and others.
‘The Foundry’, a shared office and coworking space in Kenya, is the sponsor for the event.
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