Startup Hub

The first incubator in rural Kenya, providing an open space for young innovators & startups to develop their creative genius working on local solutions.

Using digital technology, Sote Hub trains rural youth in Taita Taveta, Kwale (and Coastal region) often marginalized with less opportunities for career progression or technology) on jobs, career preparedness; support them establish startups where they create products/services and test with real customers.

Sote Hub Incubation Programme enhances business ventures empowering young entrepreneurs to gain traction and revenue, access to funding and partners, critical tools and ongoing mentorship. Over the last four years, the program has graduated 40 startups and job/internship matching opportunities to 700 youth.

UNDP reports that the Kenyan unemployment rate in 2017 is 40%. The highest in the East Africa region. However, the chances of youth to get formal employment are even slimmer. Only around 10% of the newly created jobs are in the formal sector.

Sote Hub today provides an open space for young innovators and startups to design market solutions to local challenges.