Accelerating Innovation and Entrepreneurship Towards an Inclusive Africa

Feb 5-6, 2015 | Strathmore Business School, Nairobi, Kenya


Sankalp Africa Summit 2015 is focused on Accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship towards an inclusive Africa. At the summit, we will celebrate 10 African social businesses through the prestigious Sankalp Africa Awards. Taking last year’s conversation one step forward, the Summit this year will witness action oriented discussions and dialog among African entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and government representatives. To read the agenda, click here.


Pre-Summit Checklist

Polio Vaccination- If you haven’t been vaccinated in the past year, please make sure you do before you attend the Summit.
Travel Logistics - For assistance with accommodation, visa or local transport, please write to Alfred Syanda at



Innovation Lab

Come join young innovators and engineers from the African continent to witness some of world’s next big innovations in the development space.


Sankalp Awards Ceremony

Watch 10 African social enterprises as they compete for the Sankalp Africa Award 2015 and hear pitch their ideas for impact.


Democratizing Incubation

Join Afrilabs and Intellecap’s workshop to explore innovative solutions to create a supportive ecosystem for entrepreneurs. RSVP here.


Thought provoking plenaries

Feel the energy of a large audience of entrepreneurs, donors, corporates, govt and academia in plenaries that push the frontiers of collaborative thinking. Diverse viewpoints come together on one global platform here.


"Sankalp has been instrumental in bringing about the incredible growth that we have seen in this (enterprise-led development) space in such a short time."

Dr. Zia Khan

VP at Rockefeller Foundation, Speaker 2014


Sankalp Summits bring together exciting programs designed to make the platform more collaborative, accessible and democratic.


Focused on helping start-ups that come to Sankalp Africa Summit – mentorship clinics are special 30 minute meetings between an industry expert and a start-up to help solve growth challenges.


Designed to be the destination for entrepreneurial and non-profit innovations, the Sankalp Marketplace will allow you to showcase your products, services and ideas to 450 global delegates.


  1. Aavishkaar Micro Venture Capital Fund
  2. Abt Associates
  3. Accion Venture Lab
  4. Action Network for the Disabled
  5. Acumen
  6. Acumen Fund
  7. Acumen Fund E.A.
  8. AECF Connect
  9. AFD
  11. African Entrepreneur Collective
  12. African Management Initiative
  13. Afrisol Energy
  14. AGP
  15. Akilah Net
  16. AlphaMundi Group
  17. Amani Institute
  18. Amsterdam Health and Technology Institute
  19. AMSCO
  20. ANDE
  21. Angaza Design



Detailing the high points of Sankalp Africa Summit, Next Billion presented a succinct summary of the sold out conference. It noted that the event had delegates from 25 countries and power sessions & partners.


Following the sixth edition of Sankalp Summit in April, Director Aparajita Agrawal spoke to Outlook Business, in depth, about Sankalp’s journey towards establishing the viability of social enterprises as an asset class.


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