innovation for good

Please note, this online event is taking place at 13.00 GMT which is 16.00 in Nairobi.

Join us for an inspiring discussion with alumni based in East Africa who are leading innovative businesses that strive to create positive change in the region

Imperial College Business School’s Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tim Weiss, will lead a discussion with our alumni around where their ideas came from, the challenges they have faced and the matter of scale, and how this applies to their models.

We will hear from alumni who have based themselves and their businesses in the region.

Meet the speakers

  • Margaret Mutumba (Master of Public Health 2010) started MedAtlas, a telemedicine platform, to reduce inequality in accessing specialist healthcare across the continent. Originally from Uganda, Margaret now splits her time between Canada and Uganda, where MedAtlas is based.
  • Nisha Ligon (Science Media Production 2011) is a social entrepreneur with a background in media and science, and a passion for education. She is co-founder and CEO of Ubongo, Africa’s leading producer of kids’ edutainment, based in Tanzania. She has produced content for the BBC, the Guardian, online learning platforms, and an award winning documentary, Twiga Stars. 
  • Misha Patel and Anusha Mahtani (MSc Management 2016) met at Imperial and co-founded Zola Foods, a health food startup exporting superfoods from Africa to the Middle East. Misha is based in Nairobi.
  • Khadija Mohamed-Churchill (MBA 2010) is the founder of Kwanza Tukule. Kwanza Tukule (translated as ‘first, let’s eat’ in Swahili) is a cashless B2B enterprise that uses technology, an efficient supply chain & green energy to ensure nutritious food is accessible & affordable for the many. Khadija spent eleven years in the UK before returning to Kenya to found Kwanze Tukule.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions, as well as time at the end of the main event to network with fellow alumni. We hope that this will be a chance for alumni living and working in East Africa to meet one another and learn more about how you are making an impact in the region.