The long awaited TEDxMoiUniversity is finally happening in Eldoret.
Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) is a non-profit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
TEDxMoiUniversity, titled “The Changing Face of Entrepreneurship in Africa” will be the first TED event hosted in Eldoret and the greater Rift region under TEDx Moi University. The event is geared towards bringing together innovators, dynamic thinkers and champions for a better tomorrow together to engage and develop and bring positive change through sharing ideas and networking. The talks will be broadcasted live and shared online for viewing by the masses.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less.
Eldoret is among the fastest growing towns, extending its reach far beyond the traditional agriculture and athletics. It is carving its presence on the corporate map. Moi University, on the other hand, has been the educational hub of the greater rift, producing a number of prominent graduates, and also graduates who need a little motivation and direction to tap into their inner mojo and break the glass ceilings. TEDx Moi University provides a platform for role models in the society to share their story, advise and motivate graduates and the community around to grow and cope with the changes that arise.
Why “The Changing Face of Entrepreneurship in Africa”?
The theme and topics of the talks have been handpicked to suit the current economic climate and the challenges that face the young generation vis-a-vis how they can use what they have, the gifts, talents and the resources around them, to improve their lives and the community around them.
The event aims at:
- Spreading ideas through powerful speeches that can change paradigms, lives and ultimately the world’
- Providing a networking platform for people in different scopes and like-minded individuals in creating greater innovations.
- Equipping the attendees with the right skills in the various fields that will be handled.
The event is organized by students of Moi University upon acquisition of a license from TED. These students have been able to run the following start-up ventures.
- Zero Chills TV
TEDx Moi University will draw participants from the greater North Rift region including but not limited to dynamic thinkers, key policymakers in the region and the general public to promote collaboration, innovation, knowledge sharing in the region.
The speakers who will handle the different topics are experienced in the different fields and would be ideal for the youth.
- Kipchoge Keino- Award-winning Athlete
- Patricia Lagat- Agripreneur
- Tony Wanaswa- Digital Marketing
- Peter Gitonga- Techpreneur
- Brian Mbunde- Social Media entrepreneur
- Cedrick Kadenyi (CEDO Producer) – Music producer
- Philip Ogola- Digital Humanitarian
Date and Venue
Date – 13th October 2018
Venue – Moi University School of Public Health; PDN hall.
The tickets go at Kshs 500 for students and Kshs 1000 for regulars.
To pay for your ticket, click here.
Space for corporate tables will be provided for companies at a subsidized fee of Kshs 10,000 with representatives of up to 5 people.