Meet the YES Cohort 2 Entrepreneurs

We are excited to share with you the YES 2020 entrepreneurs tackling challenges in education, health, youth unemployment, mental well being, fashion, food and agriculture.

Prudence ChepkoechCo-founder / Mentorthon
Paying Forward

A platform for professionals, entrepreneurs and brands to offer mentorship and develop capacity among the youth in Kenya.

Francis OdhiamboCo-founder / Cheza Cheza
Life Skills Training Through Dance

A social venture seeking to increase access to life skills training and social emotional learning to children in vulnerable communities through dance

Mercy NzukiFounder / DIP-CO
Youth-led life-skills training

A youth-led social venture equipping children and adolescents with life skills that helps them cope with daily life stresses and maximize their potential.

Dorcas LumumbaFounder / ClimGric Africa
Nature's Candy

A modern fruit orchard that farms and supplies fresh fruits as raw materials to other businesses while observing best practices that conserve the environment.

Evans AgureFounder / Golden Pot
Digitizing Informal Saving/Investment Groups

A platform for Chamaas, welfare and youth groups in informal settlements, to conveniently manage members, track their records and contributions effectively.

Jessica WanjikuFounder / Malkia Nutrition
Re-imagining Healthy Lifestyles in Kenya

A social venture enabling individuals to attain their individual health goals and prevent onset of NCDs through personalized guided plans (meals, exercise)

Farhia JamaFounder / Holby Investments
Redefining African Entrepreneurship Journey

A social venture designed to educate, transform and empower young African entrepreneurs through contextual African themed online and offline content.

Wachira WarukiraFounder / Waruks Production
Your home for young creatives

Waruks Productions is a creative hub that offers a space for creatives to express themselves and solve societal problems through their talents.

Elizabeth OkullowFounder / Lafamia Greens
Organic vegetables for healthier you

A social venture using hydroponic and greenhouse technology to farm organic vegetables to meet the increasing demand for healthier living for people in Nairobi.

Alexis JumaFounder / Kakia Oils
Home for premium botanical oils

A social venture providing a prolific arena of rich, high premium, unadulterated and health restoring botanical oils that promotes wellness for all and spurs wealth creation for African women farmers.

Austin OliechCo-founder / Maua Kids
Developing Performance Art for Kids

Maua Kids  is a social venture focussing on developing performing arts and instilling leadership skills among children in slums in Nairobi through dance.

Brenda TuzuFounder / Alika Naturals
Embrace your Inner Self

A one-stop platform providing safe spaces for men’s mental and physical wellbeing coupled with natural, reliable and premium grooming products.

Cindy AdemFounder / Village2Nation
Always be Learning

Village2nation is a digital skills social impact venture preparing young Africans for the world of work through training on critical 21st century skills.

Maxwell KoomeCo-founder / Able Pursuit
An easy way of life

A social venture providing a simple tool that is accessible online that enables people to discover their interests and talents in every life situation.

Vivian MokeiraFounder / Keira Style
Upcycling African Fabric Pieces

An African fashion brand that creates unique afrocentric pieces made out of recycled scrap African print fabric gathered from tailors’ outlets.

Grace JayoFounder / Able Pursuit
An easy way of life

A social venture providing a simple tool that is accessible online that enables people to discover their interests and talents in ever life situation

Keith GatiramuFounder / The Healthy Hub Limited

A social venture seeking to provide superfoods to the growing population and donate an equal amount of the same product to low-resourced schools in Kenya.

Amisa RashidFounder / Nivishe
Tackling mental health among young people

Nivishe is a youth-run social venture seeking to create mental health awareness and to break stigma around mental health to individuals and marginalized communities.

Julius NduatiFounder / African Soil & Crop Care
Re-defining crop care for farmers

A social venture empowering African famers scale their operations by providing customized services such as farm visits, soil testing and farm management.

Brian OmaribaFounder / Ghetto Clean Up
Waste recycling in Slums

Ghetto Clean Up is a social venture tackling environmental degradation in slum areas as well as creating job opportunities for the youths by giving wastes an economic value.