The Kenyan Chapter is made up of over 100 most promising entrepreneurs from all over Kenya who participated in shaping the global entrepreneurship declaration signed at UNIDO conference in Vienna, Austria. See more details about the Global entrepreneurship declaration.
1Million Startups East Africa is the local chapter of a global entrepreneurship community made up of SDG entrepreneurs from 65 countries from all over the world, that are solving real-life challenges in their communities that are aligned to at least 1 UN Sustainable development goal as a way of fast-tracking the achievement of the goal through entrepreneurship.
Margaret is a staunch promoter of the SDGs as business action. She founded this local chapter in November 2017 starting with only 100 members who participated in shaping and signing the first-ever global entrepreneurship declaration at the UNIDO Conference in Vienna, Austria. The membership has since grown to over 800 members from across East Africa with 2 key initiatives running which include the ELEVATE investment readiness program and a women-only hub called Women Biz360. Margaret, She holds a BSc.in Computer Science and has worked in the government and corporate sector for over 8 years before transitioning into entrepreneurship full time since 2015. Margaret is not only passionate about enterprise development aligned to the SDGs to see the scale and make a global impact but is also passionate about developing the entrepreneur explicitly. She recently won a special recognition award at the annual 1Million Startups global conference for her special contribution in raising awareness of employment and the future of work SDG in Kenya. She is also a winner and Fellow of the FEBA/Enpact Female Tech Business Leader in Africa 2019 and currently is a fellow at the prestigious Launch and Grow entrepreneurship leadership program by Women for Africa and Santander Bank cohort 2020/21 by Babson Executive college in Massachusetts. In addition, she is a certified talent expert, an expert in export market readiness a competency that has seen her coach close to 1000 women entrepreneurs in Kenya under the International Trade Center SheTrades Commonwealth Initiative. She is also a speaker and firm believer in Africa and its potential.
1Million Startups works with entrepreneurs who have turned the SDGs into business actions. Our main goal is to promote entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship as a tool to fast track the achievement of these goals.