Participants in the Tangaza University SME Challenge have started registration ahead of the pitching session.
Over 100 participants registered online for the innovation challenge that has drawn participation from SMEs from across all sectors of the economy.
The participants who are already doing on-site registration exhibited enthusiasm and determination that their business idea would win in the pitching session.
Among the participants in the pitching session include Kenyan innovators in the energy sector, sustainable development and arts among others.
One of the participants at the challenge exhibiting men’s footwear made from fish skin. Mr Newton Owino, the director of Alisam Product Development and Design said that his company makes use of the wastes from fish fillet companies in Kisumu to make the shoes.
“Our supply for raw materials is sustainable and helpful to the environment” Mr Owino said.
Entrepreneurs from the Maasai Duka are exhibiting Maasai products.
The winner of the challenge stands to walk away with an MBA Scholarship and business support. Additionally, top 10 companies stand to win business support from E4Impact and partners.
The Campus Lady Magazine is also pitching at the competition.