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dc.contributor.authorMuathe, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorSang, Paul
dc.contributor.authorKavinda, Lucy
dc.contributor.authorLetema, Sammy
dc.contributor.authorMaina, Samuel
dc.contributor.authorChelule, Kenneth
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-06T08:38:20Z
dc.date.available2023-07-06T08:38:20Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationMuathe, Stephen & Sang, Paul & Kavinda, Lucy & Letema, Sammy & Maina, Samuel & Chelule, Kenneth. (2022). Walking the startups journey in Kenya: Documentation of successes and pitfalls between 2010-2020. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478). 11. 387-400. 10.20525/ijrbs.v11i8.2159.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2147-4478
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/26097
dc.descriptionArticleen_US
dc.description.abstractOver the last 10 years, maturity of the business landscape has unlocked new opportunities in Africa, especially the entry of accelerators, incubators, and other start-up ecosystem players. These organizations are constantly adapting their models to respond to the ever-changing needs of the ventures they support. Therefore, there is need for existing literature to keep abreast with this vitality to strengthen the ecosystems in Kenya. The paper analyses the drivers, challenges and opportunities within the start-up ecosystem in Kenya. The paper is based on cross-sectional and longitudinal designs. Human-centred purposive and proportionate stratified random sampling techniques were used to select a sample of 74 respondents who filled an electronic survey; coupled with interview of 50 start-ups ecosystem players. Descriptive statistics and content analysis was used in data analysis. The study reveals that Kenya has made significant strides in the start-up scene, however, there is a heavy concentration of activity in Nairobi the capital city, leading to disparity within the country. Opportunities for collaboration are bypassed in favour of duplication of programs and consequently funds that should ultimately support entrepreneurs are spread thin. a number of challenges bedevilled start-ups, access to financing and risk capital, lack of sector coordination, weak start-up culture, me too businesses, insufficient policies and guidelines on incubation and commercialization, and lack of a robust monitoring, evaluation and learning system. The study recommends that the national government should provide matching funds for venture capital, standardization and decentralization of innovation and incubation centres countrywide, central database for start-ups and sensitization and awarenessbuilding programs on intellectual property rights among start-ups.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSSBFNETen_US
dc.subjectstart-upen_US
dc.subjectchallengesen_US
dc.subjectecosystemen_US
dc.subjectincubationen_US
dc.subjectacceleratorsen_US
dc.subjecttech-hubsen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleWalking the startups journey in Kenya: Documentation of successes and pitfalls between 2010-2020en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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