VilCap Hardware: Africa Venture Forum


Join Village Capital for our flagship event in the first hardware accelerator in Africa.  The Venture Forum is the culmination of a 3-month workshop and an exciting opportunity to meet face-to-face with entrepreneurs from around the continent who have developed the next generation of  “invention-based” hardware solutions that improve access to energy for all and increase agricultural productivity for small-holder farmers. The afternoon will feature pitches from the ventures participating in the VilCap Hardware: Africa 2015-16 program and will include an audience of investors, mentors, potential customers, and members of the greater startup and manufacturing/hardware community. 

The forum will be followed by a reception that includes appetizers, drinks and live music for all attendees!! You can’t miss it!

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Kamande at

Venture Forum Program 
5:00PM Registration & Networking

5:30PM Introduction from Village Capital and Partner

5:50PM Presentations and Panel Feedback from the Cohort

6:50PM Closing Remarks

7:00PM Reception & One-on-One “Deep Dives” with Teams

Special Thank You to Our Partners:

Village Capital is grateful for the continued support of local leaders dedicated to innovation in manufacturing and hardware.

Partners Include: The Lemelson Foundation, The Doen Foundation, Sankalp, and VC4Africa

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EAT) – Add to Calendar
Kenya School of Government (KSG) – Lower Kabete Nairobi City, Nairobi KE – View Map


Feb 24, 2016: 9:00 - 18:00
OrganizerVillage Capital
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Location Kenya School of Government
Nairobi, Kenya
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Africa, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors Agribusiness, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Electronics, Renewable energy