KCB lions den application 2019 and judges season 3. KCB Lions Den is a show that allows local start-ups to pitch their business ideas to top investors, the Lions, to seek financing and mentorship in exchange of stake in their companies, effectively helping them catapult their enterprises to the next level.
KCB LIONS DEN APPLICATION
The applications are now open online via www.kcb2jiajiri.com/lions-den.
Applicants can also express interest by accessing forms from any of the KCB Bank Kenya branches across the country.
KCB LIONS DEN JUDGES
Kris Senanu – Chairman, Black Rock Capital & Venture Capitalist
Joanne Mwangi – She is the founder and CEO, of PMS Group ( Kenya). She is currently the Chair of Federation of Women Entrepreneur Associations (FEWA)
Darshan Chandaria – Darshan is the director and Group CEO of Kenyan business powerhouse Chandaria Group
Olive Gachara – he opened her first business, a modelling agency called Kinkey Modelling & Talent Agency, when she was just 19
Myke Rabar – he is the founder and CEO of Homeboyz Group, a multimedia entertainment company.
Wandia Gichuru, the co-founder and CEO of Vivo Activewear. She left the entertainment and investment show KCB Lions’ Den after two seasons. Wandia spoke to the Hustle about her journey in the fashion industry, her interactions with the entrepreneurs on the show and what she’ll miss about it
KCB LIONS DEN CONTACTS
KCB LIONS DEN WINNERS
The past two seasons have seen 59 entrepreneurs receive capital pledges of Sh291 million from the Lions, with one business getting Shs40million.
The number of applicants also increased from 5,000 in the first season to over 6,500 in Season Two, indicating rising interest among entrepreneurs.
KCB Lions’ Den is in line with KCB Group 2jiajiri initiative that seeks to create job opportunities for the youth as well as up skill them for self-employment while at the same time provide training, funding, market place and mentorship for future entrepreneurs.
The initiative aims at empowering 10,000 youth every year to start small businesses for the next five years, which is projected to create 50,000 direct jobs and at least 250,000 indirect jobs during the period