A book in the making
A lot of knowledge been spread about one of Africa’s most active tech ecosystems. Now is the time to document its story and talk about its future! This publication will be the first of its kind to create rich contextual knowledge on Kenya’s entrepreneurs and its business environment. It will be a central reference point and a source of inspiration for what it means to become an entrepreneur in Kenya.
How can I be part of it?
The book follows the idea that contextual information can only be provided by those that are embedded in the context. We encourage practitioners and scholars to submit thoughtful chapter proposals (max 1,000 words) that outline all arguments. For additional information see the call for chapters.
Why a book?
A book created by practitioners and scholars is a unique opportunity to document past developments and give a future outlook for the generations to come. Practitioners share their best-practices and opinions while scholars embedd the discourse in important theoretical frameworks. Overall, this book aims to engage scholars, practitioners and experts across disciplines in an examination and debate of entrepreneurship and Kenya’s business environment. It will become a central reference point for Kenyans, Africans and beyond. The book will be composed of up to 15 high quality chapters together with 10 profiles of entrepreneurs will define the book’s content.
Who is the target audience?
The book shall serve as a resource to inspire young students, upcoming entrepreneurs across sectors and the diaspora. The target audience stretches from technology entrepreneur to local and international investors, sector experts, international agencies (e.g. supranational organizations, international NGOs and business associations), policy makers, corporates and lecturers. The book will be available as a hard copy in libraries and book shops. We will further add the feature to access the content online as an e-reader. We expect the book to be published by late 2015/early 2016.
If you want to get in touch with us you can do so via email bndemo(at)bitangendemo.me and tim.weiss(at)zu.de