Finally, the biggest entrepreneurship show in Sub-Saharan Africa, the KCB Lions’ Den, will premiere on 26th September 2016 on NTV at 8.00 pm.
The show which is part of the Ksh 50 billion 2jiajiri initiative that is targeting around 500,000 startups in a period of 5 years, will consist of twelve episodes each running for forty-five to sixty minutes long.
Aspiring entrepreneurs will get to pitch their business ideas and products to a panel of Kenyan business moguls who have the cash and the know-how it takes to succeed.
Entrepreneurs will have to convince the Lions that their business is worth investing in and offer a share of their company in return.
Meet The Lions
- Wandia Gichuru
Industry: Fashion, retail, apparel manufacturing, textile
- Kris Senanu
Industry: Venture Capitalist, ICT
- Olive Gachara
Industry: Fashion, Consultancy, Publications
- Myke Rabar
Industry: Music, Radio, TV, ICT/Software Development
- Darshan Chandaria
Industry: Manufacturing, Distribution, Packaging, Real Estate, Mining, Solar Energy, Autromobile
The Lions have pledged millions of shillings of their own personal wealth towards investing in groundbreaking ideas through Lions’ Den, powered by KCB Bank, the largest commercial bank in Eastern Africa.
Thanks to the 2jiajiri program, young entrepreneurs will no longer go out into the business ‘jungle’ and face the difficulties on their own, but will have a pool of mentors and financial support to help them expand their economic opportunities, contribute to their communities, and become responsible members of society.