Join our Inclusive Business Trade Mission to Kenya!

Irmgard Jansen
By on April 9, 2015

Are you an impact-driven startup exploring business opportunities in Kenya? Join the IB Accelerator for the ‘Social Impact Trade Mission’, organized in collaboration with Crosswise Works and Professional Rebel!

Date: June 7-13, 2015

In a 7 days business rollercoaster you will meet potential investors, take a look behind the scene at large corporates and social enterprises, be introduced to a network of (local) government, consumers and NGOs, and meet your match in personalised matchmaking sessions.

‘Breakfast Club: Inclusive Business in Kenya’

Prior to the ‘Social Impact Trade Mission’ -as a warming up- we will organize a briefing and workshop ‘Breakfast Club: Inclusive Business in Kenya’ on Tuesday April 21 from 08.30 – 10.30 CET. Click here for more details and to register for the briefing and workshop. This event is free of charge.


Together with Crosswise Works, Professional Rebel and NABC, the IB Accelerator developed the program for the Social Impact Trade Mission in Kenya. The IB Accelerator facilitates the acceleration of impactful entrepreneurship in Base of the Pyramid (BoP) markets. We have built a global network of ventures, impact investors and business coaches. We help ventures to make their business plans investment-ready and identify business opportunities for them. Join us and get access to the innovative and exciting Kenyan business landscape.

Join other Dutch startups, social innovators and impact investors and kick-start your business with this trade mission!

Why: Kenya’s business landscape and investment climate is rapidly developing, which is reflected in a buzzing startup community. Our programme is all about building sustainable relationships that can give your startup the intercontinental growth it needs. Not only will we introduce you to many new opportunities in the Kenyan social impact ecosystem, we will also match you directly to the people and organizations who are ready to collaborate with you.
When: 7-13 June 2015.
Who: Dutch startups, social innovators, game changers and impact investors in the field of Inclusive Business.
What: An intensive & exciting trade mission to Nairobi in Kenya.


Four reasons to join!

1. You will visit social enterprises, impact investors, SME’s, multinationals, co-working spaces and NGO’s.
2. You will have personal appointments and/or meetings with potential partners.
3. You will participate in workshops and co-creation sessions aimed at preparing you for scaling your business internationally and tackling challenges.
4. You will get invited to inspiring networking events.

The programme* is developed in partnership with Crosswise Works and the official Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) trade mission. Other partners are the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kenya and the Sustainable Inclusive Business Center in Nairobi. We have direct access to the highest executives and officials as well as the impact startup community.

Fee: 1500 Euro (excluding flight ticket and hotel costs). To cover the programme fee, you can apply for an RVO missievoucher.

Organizers: Professional Rebel, Crosswise Works and the Inclusive Business Accelerator.

To join us for the ‘Social Impact Trade Mission’ please register via this form.

For any queries, mail or call Kaline van Halder / + 31 (0) 6 23759974