1. SANKALP AFRICA SUMMIT 2016
Spurring the Entrepreneurship
through a glocal ecosystem
February 25-26, 2016 | Nairobi Kenya
Photo: Mutua Mutheka
2. The Fastest Growing
Platform Focused on
Innovation in Africa
It is incredible that one organization can
bring together so many like-minded
people under one roof, for one event, to
gather from points all over the globe for
one initiative. It was awesome.
– Steve Jones, FAIM
2 Africa Editions
20 Enterprises Showcased
2000 Delegates | 125 Speakers
3. What Sets Sankalp Apart?
No other convening in the region
brings together such diverse
stakeholders where grassroots
entrepreneurs can interact with global
DFIs, investors, intermediaries,
government representatives and so
At the heart of Sankalp is always the
entrepreneur. Our philosophy centers
around the idea that inclusive
development will come through
sustainable, impactful businesses.
Sankalp intends to create an
environment where they can thrive.
With a unique focus on South-South and North-South collaboration, Sankalp is
ideally placed to facilitate exchange globally. Also, since our work exists at the
intersection of social and commercial business, we facilitate collaborations
between large corporations, smaller enterprises, and innovators to reach low-
There aren't a lot of opportunities
like this that bring international
funders and local entrepreneurs
together, so it’s extremely
valuable to… [form] crucial
– Myles Lutheran, Eco Fuels Kenya
4. Why Attend
- Access and exposure to global
funders, peers, and corporates.
- Receive expert advice and support
from industry leaders and mentors.
- Build key partnerships and share
successes with like-minded players.
- Collaborate on common goal of
developing a pipeline of successful
- Opportunities to meet the next up-
and-coming promising investment
- Drive industry collaboration and
policy advocacy to incentivize more
funding into the region.
- Benefit from insights and concrete
opportunities to become inclusive
through partnerships with social
- Gain key insights on how
challenging the landscape is for
young entrepreneurs working in
5. GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
LEADERS Who attends?
Member of Parliament
and Chairman of
The National Alliance
Head of Office,
The group was the "who's who"
of the social impact space…
– Simon Stumpf, Former Regional
Representative, Ashoka East Africa
6. Who attends? INVESTORS & FUNDERS
Director East Africa,
- Social Enterprise
I loved the energy from all the attendees at the
forum. I met a lot of people who are
working towards changing the world
they live in one step at a time.
– Wanjugu Wambugu, Chujio Ceramics
– Africa, Rockefeller
7. Who attends?
CEO, East Africa
should be built upon.
– Tim Chambers, EPVN
8. What Happens at Sankalp?
Enterprise Celebration & Awards
Selected from a highly competitive
and rigorous 3 month process, each
year Sankalp Forum works with high
quality, unique enterprises to build
investment readiness and eventually
Through highly engaging formats,
Sankalp Forum brings together
diverse stakeholders to drive action
and common consensus through
moderated and curated dialog.
Launches and Exhibition
Cutting edge reports, thought
leadership, and game-changing
products are shared with the larger
East African enterprise community
through the Sankalp Platform.
9. Sector: Financial Services
Developed a core banking
software for SACCOs that
integrates the use of mobile
money, bank accounts, USSD &
web to offer easy and transparent
Who are Sankalp Enterprises?
Sector: Medical Device
Developed a patent-pending,
sterilizable and reusable fully-
sealed sterile surgical drill cover
that increases efficiency and
accuracy of surgeons during
Procures fresh fruits and
vegetables from small holder
farmers as well as its own farms
for sale to supermarkets, hotels
10. What are People Saying About Sankalp?
The main benefit of Sankalp is
connecting investors and impact
investing to social entrepreneurs
on the ground; having that mix of
ideas and collaboration, that kind
of cross-pollination to make things
– Meaghan Cassidy, Former VP
Operations, KARIBU Solar Power
It was a fantastic conference,
we made great connections,
learned a lot and feel very
fortunate to have been a part
– Caylee Talpert,
Deputy Director, Pears
Innovation for International
Tel Aviv, Israel
I have never attended a conference
that was so well-organized, so
correctly targeted and focused, with
such high-quality attendance and
which was also relaxed and fun.
– Laurent Demuynck,
Founder & CEO, Kigali Farms
11. Media Buzz for Sankalp
You all (Sankalp Forum) are
recognizing the best and brightest
this continent has to offer.
– Jeff Koinange
Kenya Television Network
Jeff Koinange Live on KTN
Jeff put Intellecap “on the bench” on Jeff
Koinange Live featured on prime television
channel, KTN. The episode was aired live
on February 5th and can be viewed online
Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Leading Kenyan newspaper the Daily
Nation featured the second edition of the
Sankalp Africa Summit for its
conversations to highlight the problems
faced by start-ups in the region.
UK based online magazine focused on
responsible businesses featured the
launch of Intellecap’s report on Youth &
Entrepreneurship in Africa which outlines
how a robust enabling ecosystem can be
built in the region.
Leading global development blog Next
Billion featured the launch of Intellecap’s
report called Corridors for Shared
Prosperity, which is the result of a
collaborative effort between IFC-World
Bank Group and Intellecap.
12. Typical Agenda
Invite-Only Pre-Summit Workshops:
- Closed Door Investor Showcase
- Partner-Led Events/Activities
- Specific Stakeholder Roundtables
- Keynote Opening Address
- Enterprise Pitches & Sankalp
- Networking Reception
- Interactive Stakeholder Activities
- Structured Networking
- Engaging information
13. Sneak Peek to Sankalp Africa Summit 2016
Spurring the Entrepreneurship Economy
The Sankalp Africa Summit 2016 will take a comprehensive look at the different strata of society which
shape, influence, and stimulate inclusive and high-impact businesses, while also building markets to
carry these businesses to scale, enabling them to reach their full potential. Along with our partners,
we’d like to explore four key elements of an inclusive society :
Enterprise | Community | Industry | Economy
Join us in February 2016 for a dynamic and interactive experience!
14. Partner with Us!Support.
As a partner to Sankalp Forum, align
your support towards building local eco-
systems to catalyze inclusive enterprises
in the African continent.
Avail your opportunity to partake in the
multi-stakeholder conversation to drive
private sector led inclusive development
in Africa and Asia.
Highlight your brand to global
stakeholders – the audience you want
to reach. Choose to align your
commitment towards a specific activity
or outcome or overall summit.
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15. Key partners and
Since its launch in 2009 Sankalp Forum – an Intellecap Initiative – has created an eco-system of
entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, multilaterals and policy makers who are committed to
furthering the cause of development through entrepreneurship and innovation. It is designed to
initiate dialog and enable action through innovation and entrepreneurship at the base of the
pyramid across five high impact sectors: Agriculture, Food & Rural Businesses, Education, Clean
Energy, Health, Water & Sanitation, and Technology for Development.
Sankalp Forum has grown to become a collaborative network of over 11,000 stakeholders
globally through a year-round calendar of initiatives across India, East Africa, and South East
16. About Intellecap
Intellecap is a pioneer in providing
innovative business solutions that
help build and scale profitable and
sustainable enterprises dedicated to
social and environmental change.
Our 1,000 person group of companies offers support to entrepreneurs from idea to scale and
financing opportunities from USD $100 to $1M+. In total, we have deployed more than $300M
in financing through our Micro-Finance Institution, our Venture Debt facility, and our Venture
Capital Funds. This unique blend of investment banking, consulting, and convening expertise
allows us combine the business training of the commercial world with the passion and
commitment of the social world to shape distinctive solutions.
Learn more about all our work and initiatives at www.intellecap.com