Nairobi is a dynamic city of startling inequality. Despite having a thriving startup scene and exciting technological innovations, millions of its residents live in crowded informal settlements. Urbanization and climate change are making a bad situation worse. Basic services like water and sanitation are more expensive in these settlements than in richer areas.
Join a dynamic enterprise design event that brings together professionals from across sectors and leaders with deep expertise to design a human-centered lean startup to increase access to sanitation in urban Kenya.
Archimedes Project will work with partners and a local entrepreneur to test the venture idea with customers within a year.
Days of Collaboration
Winning Venture Idea
During this session we will dive into Human Centered Design and examine how to apply HCD to, first, narrow down a problem to solve, then ask the right question to formulate a solution.
Learn about how lean startup ideologies should inform your enterprise design and allow you to quickly build, test, and iterate on an enterprise idea.
A Business Model Canvas will be the capstone for the Ideation Lab. Learn about how this one-page document has everything you need to describe a business concept.
Teams use this time to generate a scalable, human-centered, lean startup.
Time for teams to work together to pivot, refine, and finalize their business model.
Three finalist teams will pitch to all of the participants and guests.
Partner organizations share their insights from working with low-income households in urban Kenya and around the world.view Partners