• Agribusiness venture: This category mainly entails business ventures that deal with the production of agricultural goods, agricultural technology and offering of agricultural related services. An example of such business ventures is Poultry farming, Beekeeping, Animal Breeding, Veterinary services, Crop farming, seed and fertilizer production, etc.
  • Tourism &Hospitality: This category consists of businesses that focus on the Tourism and Hospitality industry. Such ventures include tours and travels agencies, Cakes and pastries shops, Catering Businesses, Hotels and Restaurants etc.
  • Salon or Spa: Business ventures in this category provide a variety of services for the purpose of health, beauty, wellness and relaxation. An example of such is Nail Salons, Hair and beauty salons/parlours, Massage and Therapy centres, Spas etc.
  • Matatu SACCO: This category focuses on Saccos that manage matatu and bus operators and enforce rules to govern them.
  • Boda Boda: The Saccos and Boda Boda hailing Apps in this category manage Boda Boda riders, set rules to govern them and delegate their areas and hours of operation.
  • School: Pre-School, Primary School and Secondary School: The businesses in this category focus on the education industry and they mainly train and equip young learners below 18 years of age with various skills and knowledge. An example of such is International schools, Daycare centres, Primary schools, Secondary schools, Nursery/Infant schools etc.
  • College/University: Ventures in this category mainly aim at training and nurturing young learners that are above 18 years of age in various fields. They include Private universities, Technical Colleges etc.
  • Creative Economy: Such ventures include Music studios, Theatres, Art studios, Art galleries, film/music production houses, creative hubs etc.
  • Retail Stores/chains (Supermarket/Mall): These include mini-marts, supermarkets, wholesale enterprises etc.
  • Club/entertainment spots: Business ventures in this category mainly focus on social and entertainment activities. They include Bars, Nightclubs, Pubs, Concerts and event organizers, recreation facilities etc.
  • Fashion (Designers, Boutique or Stall): The business ventures in this category deal with the fashion industry either through manufacturing, designing, distribution, marketing or promotion of all types of apparels. They include textile stores, Boutiques, Fashion houses etc.
  • Financial Partner (Lending institutions Mobile lending Apps, Micro Finance Institution and SACCOs): This category consists of businesses that offer financial support mainly through loans to individuals, existing ventures or start-ups.
  • Media – Radio, Television, Print & PR: The businesses in this category mainly deal with communication channels through which news, entertainment, education, data or promotional messages are disseminated. They include Radio stations, TV stations, Marketing agencies etc.
  • Professional Services Provider (Legal, medical, accounting, architectural): This category consists of businesses that act as intermediaries between clients and other service providers. They include Lawyers, Investment brokers, Accountants etc.
  • Sports (Teams, Associations or Federations): Business ventures in this category are involved in producing, facilitating, promoting or organizing any activity, experience or business focused on sports. They include Rugby teams, Football federations, Basketball teams etc.
  • Industry (Manufacturing): These business ventures are involved in the manufacturing and processing of products and indulge in the creation of new products. An example of such is Milling industries, Factories, Plants etc.
  • Real Estate (Manufacturers, Contractors, Hardware, Real Estate Agents): Businesses in this category deal with the manufacturing and distribution of construction items, development of real estate properties and marketing of real estate properties. They consist of real estate agencies, hardware stores, building contractors, surveyors etc.
  • Transport and Logistics: This category consists of businesses that are responsible for obtaining and distributing products and goods. They include moving companies, courier services, mobile taxi apps, haulage companies etc.
  • Digital and Social Media: Businesses in this category create online awareness through digital media and social media. They consist of digital marketing agencies, branding agencies etc.
  • Insurance (Underwriter or broker): This category consists of businesses that provide all types of insurance covers. It includes insurance brokers, underwriters, insurance agencies etc.

 

Recognition

  • SME Banking Partner
  • SME Government Partner
  • SME Private Sector Sector