Where It All Begun

Africa Basque Challenge – Kenyan Edition

Africa Basque Challenge (ABC) aims to empower young multi-cultural entrepreneurs with business ideas to work together and be ‘out of the box’ co-creators. They are motivated to ensure that they create a community of change makers with a global mindset and local commitment. ABC embraces diversity as well as strives to inspire sustainable solutions to socio-economic challenges.

The first edition of the Africa Basque Challenge was organized in November 2018 and February 2019. It involved 48 innovators from Kenya, Somalia and the Basque region who participated in a boot-camp. The bootcamp entailed six days in Kenya and a week in the Basque Region. The challenge encouraged the young people to co-create and transform the ideas into businesses.

At the end of the boot-camp, 11 companies were created by multi-disciplinary teams. The teams pitched their project ideas to potential investors and the winning teams were awarded 15,000 euros.

My Africa Basque Challenge Journey

Africa Basque Challenge, first edition, brought together 48 innovators from Kenya, Somalia and the Basque Country, Spain, who participated in a boot-camp. The boot-camp entailed six days in Kenya and a week in the Basque country, Spain. Roseline Friday, a registrar at National Registration Bureau Kilifi South, came up with the winning idea. 

Senegal Edition

The second edition of the ABC challenge took place in Dakar, Senegal. The challenge lasted 8 days and brought together 40 young people. Participants were selected through a competitive selection process from the Basque Country and Senegal.

Following the intensive bootcamp, 11 intercultural team companies were created. The companies went through a three months coaching and mentorship process. They will participate in a second round of bootcamp in Bilbao, Basque Country.