June 12-13 2019

Innovation Exhibition 2019 with 80+ Exhibitors Free Entry (registration required)

The NIW Innovation Exhibition is ..

the meeting point of start-ups, innovators, entrepreneurs, enablers, established companies, government agencies and academia to showcase their innovations, products, programmes and services all contributing to growing the innovation ecosystem in the region. 

The Innovation Exhibition forms the hub around which the numerous events constituting the Nairobi Innovation Week 2019 revolve. Collectively, the Exhibition provides a forum to bridge the gap between local entrepreneurs, talent and capital, thereby accelerating the growing start-up community.

Why should I attend?

If you are part of a start-up or small enterprise; an  innovator or entrepreneur thinking about starting your business; an investor  or venture capitalist, you cannot afford to miss the NIW Innovation Exhibition 2019. Over 80 exhibitors are expected to be in attendance. The Exhibition Hall shall be divided into 5 Themed areas.

Start-ups Showcase

This shall be the largest Startup showcase in Eastern Africa, with 50+ startups expected to be in attendance. Full list of startups to be posted in mid-May. 

Corporate Innovations Area

Established corporations will be showcasing their latest product and service innovations into the market

Financial and Business Support Services Area

Learn about financial and business services available in the market in support of start-ups, small enterprises and innovators.

Government Services and Programmes Area

A one-stop-shop on services and programmes offered by government ministries, agencies and departments targeting you the start-up, small business, innovator or entrepreneur.

Enablers: Hubs, Incubators and Accelerators Area

As an attendee, you will be able to discuss and learn about the programmes and services available from the enablers in the Innovation Ecosystem.

Although entry is FREE to the Innovation Exhibition, registration is required.

Why should I Exhibit ..

  • START-UPS - The Exhibition provides a forum to increase your brand awareness, identify new customers, forge partnerships, and obtain financing
  • CORPORATES - Join the showcase of product and service innovations from established global companies to create product awareness, form partnerships, and obtain new customers
  • FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES - What services do you have to offer start-ups, small enterprises and innovators? Increase awareness of your services, obtain new leads, and make business deals.
  • ENABLERS: HUBS, INCUBATORS AND ACCELERATORS - Provides a forum for attendees to discuss and learn about programmes and services available from you in support of growing the innovation ecosystem
  • GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND PROGRAMMES - Be part of a one-stop-shop for information on services and programmes offered by government ministries, agencies and departments targeting start-ups, small businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Are you a Startup?

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Be part of East Africa’s largest Startup Showcase. Register to participate during the 2-Day Innovation Exhibition. Reserve an Exhibition Booth today, at the special rate for Startups of only KES 10,000 (85% discount from Corporate Rate).  

Hurry and reserve your spot.

Strategic Partners

Innovation can only happen if there is deep collaboration between public, private and grassroots partners. These are the institutions that have come together to ensure that the Innovation Exhibition, and indeed the Innovation Week is a success. 


The generous contribution from sponsors is what makes mounting the Nairobi Innovation Week Possible. We thank them for their generous contributions.


Nairobi Innovation Week Partners provide at their cost essential in-kind support for various events and hosting of the week. 

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Volunteers Needed ….

The Nairobi Innovation Week succeeds through the efforts of a dedicated team of volunteers who help with participant registration and provision of information. 

As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to interact with players in the innovation ecosystem building up in your network.

All volunteers shall receive lunch and teas each day, two NIW T-Shirts as well as a Certificate of Appreciation from the University of Nairobi.

A volunteer must be a student from any University.