Who we are

WhiteBox is an initiative of the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology and the ICT Authority, geared towards catalyzing the successful growth of local ventures to global, world-class status. The main objective of this initiative is to create a channel for anyone who wants to sell/suggest a product/idea to Government, priority will be given to products that focus on the Big 4 Agenda and address Government priorities and challenges.

The program is a one-stop-shop for anyone who wants to present/share/sell an idea idea, innovation, invention or solution. The WhiteBox facility will addresss submissions on a need, and case by case basis whilst creating opportunities for financial support, office facilities, technical support, advisory services, access to market, networking opportunities and access to incubation and accelerator facilities/programs through the extensive partner ecosystem.

The WhiteBox initiative offers a window into Government wide initiatives; staffed with subject matter Government officers who will offer guidance on the program activities, selection criteria as well as insights into Government programs that the public can leverage on to grow their businesses.

We welcome entrepreneurs and businesses at all stages of growth, from ideation to scale and aim to build a collaborative community of entrepreneurs and innovators who will mutually benefit from sharing knowledge and establishing necessary partnerships for success.

What to expect

1. To grow local innovations addressing Government priorities and needs
2. To grow local innovations and solutions/products to be ready for the local and international market
3. Through our partner ecosystem, provide an instructive and supportive environment in all stages of invention, innovations and product/solution design through the provision of the following support;

3.1. Access to marketing services
3.2. Access to legal guidance
3.3. Linkage with research institutions and universities
3.4. Linkage with innovation hubs and centers
3.5. Linkage with investors and mentors
3.6. Linkage with appropriate industry players and
3.7. Linkage with relevant Government institutions

Vision

Kenya as a globally competitive knowledge based economy

Mission

Support and enable the development of a robust and sustainable technology entrepreneurship ecosystem

Target Group

The program will receive innovations and solutions/products that are targeted towards addressing Government priorities and challenges.