The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

Funtrench Limited

Your title/position Chief Executive Officer
Type of Enterprise registered company
Year the ngo or company was founded 2010
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Explain your project in details:

Funtrench is on a mission to get emerging technology out of the classroom and into the market in Africa. We recognize that Africa is playing catch-up in data science (blockchain and artificial intelligence) and extended reality (virtual reality and gaming). The first is crucial for the future of information while the second is critical for the future of interaction. Our business involves training post-secondary school learners and professionals in these technologies through certificate courses and workshops that we run in partnership with various educational institutions. Once students have been taken through quality training coupled tightly with product development in these areas, we lead learners into product-focused incubation, internships and employment within our network of partnerships. One of the innovative ways we deploy our learning is that our trainers are themselves involved in design and development of our products. This means we are able to teach up-to-date skills and new market developments, which is crucial in emerging technology where changes happen rapidly and content is quickly obsolete. Our solutions also provide actual industry examples for students. Funtrench is also involved in technology transfer via an internship program where students from Ivy League universities are given 3-month internships with us where they can interact with students and help update content. This way we remain at the cutting edge of emerging technologies.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Funtrench has thus far officially partnered with Oshwal College and AkiraChix Association, and worked together with other parties to deliver workshops and courses to over 400 students so far. Our participation in various events related to emerging technologies have enabled us to reach thousands more with information. We are a 2019 Economy Finalist in the Katerva Awards program for our work. At Funtrench we are focused on technology adoption so we believe the best metric is the number of unique technology products under development or in the market as a result of our training. So far we have at least 4 separate solutions that are under development, and over 10 game concepts that our students have come up with in class.

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Sustainability and future plans

Funtrench gets about 60% of revenue from fees paid by students for training, while 40% comes from solutions development for various clients. Of the training revenue, 70% is from training at partner institutions while 30% is training at our own facilities. We are working on having at least 30% of the training online by July 2019. We currently do not have a major investment in Funtrench, so we are bootstrapping as these conversations occur. Our plans for growth include expanding our team, doing more marketing and activations and partnering with a number of local universities. This will improve reach and revenue. We are also working to establish Eden3D Labs which will be a game studio dedicated to development and publishing of African games by our students and alumni. We're looking for external funding for this. We are three months away from reliable profitability, and we intend to have an annual revenue of 500,000 US$ by end of 2020 with margins at 50 - 60%.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am 32 years old, born and raised in Nairobi Kenya in a middle-class family. I've studied Electronics and Computer Engineering in JKUAT University during which time I was able to develop Eden3D, a game development framework based on the open source Panda3D project. I was also able to do the software work for an electronic voting system that was presented to the then president of Kenya Mwai Kibaki. After campus I worked with iHub Nairobi together with others on a series of robotics bootcamps that included participation in the NASA SpacaApps challenge as a judge. I've been an entrepreneur right from campus, with involvement in a startup called Kuza Automotive as drivetrain engineer. Kuza was a finalist at the 2017 Echoing Green Global Fellowship and at the 2016 Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize. I've also been involved with Intellect Alliance as a co-founder. And most recently I am the founder of Funtrench Limited. I believe that my work in entrepreneurship in this region has helped me cultivate the perseverance and patience necessary to operate for long periods without significant investment.

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June 16, 2019 07:45

Hi, I apologize, I have not been active on campus for some days now but am back now and will vote every idea that has left a comment or message for me if you have not done so, please check it out and leave a comment quickly to get two votes today thank you https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/?
EKJ
edUnify

June 14, 2019 11:47

Hi dear,
its another beautiful day of voting, I believe sustained efforts and your creativity will pay off, on and off this platform. keep doing what you do and all the best
EkJ-edUnify
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June 14, 2019 00:31

I am here again to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support

Regards
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/my-ideas/13566/?

June 13, 2019 17:48

Hello

Well done and i wish you all the best in this competition and implementation of your project. Let continue supporting each other through votes and comments. You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a vote and comment https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/tumainisimon/ideas/my-ideas/14251/

June 12, 2019 06:49

Hi dear, I am king James from the idea "edUnify under tourism", I want to solicit your support for my idea, and I guarantee you a vote back and comment if you vote and leave a comment on my idea. Thanks for your anticipated support and do have a great day. This is my link, https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 10, 2019 18:31

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My idea, "FASHION AND DESIGNING", was nominated for the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition in the Best Ideas 2019 category. Please read my idea at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13774 and consider supporting my idea with comments and votes!
Thanks

Let's keep supporting one another

June 10, 2019 13:15

Hello

I have read through your idea. How do you plan to track trends in your market inorder to know your customer needs and apply those findings in your business?

With this information, i think you can always stay ahead of your competition and changing trends in the market.

Regards
Mother Care App
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June 9, 2019 15:40

Hello

Vote 2: Thanks for supporting me. Lets keep supporting each other with comments and votes.

Regards
Mother Care App
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June 9, 2019 13:39

Hi there, I have not seen your comments or votes on my idea today and i sincerely need your review please, i will appreciate it if you could take a quick look. thank you for your support. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 5, 2019 19:54

Hi Kingsley,

I must commend your idea of advancing technology in Africa. Your idea is brilliant and the work you do is awesome. Be sure of this, I voted for you and I am your No. 1 fan.

Also, you can do well to support, vote and comment on my idea at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13054

Together, we can be the change that we seek so drastic through our actions.

June 5, 2019 19:02

Hello

Congratulation nice project, well done and i wish you all the best.You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a comment and vote https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/tumainisimon/ideas/my-ideas/14251/

June 4, 2019 21:53

HI, I just want to comment here and say you have an impressive project and i would wan you to succeed. Although i have exhausted my time today, i will come around tomorrow for a vote, feel free to drop a reminder on my comment section or better still vote mine. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 3, 2019 07:58

Hi,
Your idea is great and I hope it has a great impact.

Lets Support each other. Can you please spare some time and vote for my idea STEP (Slums' Transformation & Empowering Population) in order to support slums and alleviate poverty.

Click on this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14234/ to vote.

Thank You

Best Regards,
Haleema zia from Pakistan

May 31, 2019 14:47

I am Impressed!!! truly amazing the way how you plan to solve social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.

If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/

Let us make a difference in the world!

May 28, 2019 18:26

Great! Very interesting how you plan to enable youth in solving various social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.
I wish you success on your project, hope you will accomplish that.
If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/
Thank you and wish you the best of luck!