Sheilah Birgen

Country Lead - Kenya

Sheilah Birgen

In my role as Country Lead – Kenya, I am an ecosystem builder, co-creation of policies enthusiast, startups and SMEs growth enabler, community convener, innovation and strategy specialist.

I have more than 12 years of experience in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology in Africa, and have mentored over 1,000 entrepreneurs across the African continent. I was named by Root magazine among the top six black women in leading the charge to grow the technology sector across the African continent.

I am passionate about startups, investing in tech startups, mentorship, community centred business model and approach, startup policies and building innovation ecosystems.



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