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Kelvin Macharia Kuria is 28 years old young entrepreneur with over 7 years’ experience and expertise in innovative security business. Currently, Kelvin is the Founder and CEO of SUNRISE TRACKING, a company that offers authentic and innovative security solutions for both vehicles and buildings such as; car tracking products, fleet/fuel management system, CCTV surveillance and biometrics products. His main mandate is focusing on innovating, designing of security products and services as well as managing overall operation of Sunrise Tracking. He is also the founder of Sunrise Innovations Limited an innovation company that’s specialized in technological innovations such as: Android Tv, Drones and all forms of software solutions.

Kelvin is an undergraduate Degree student pursuing Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Nairobi. He is a Global Scholar under (GSP-2011) in Entrepreneurship and Leadership from Africa Leadership Academy in South Africa, which is the Africa’s most prestigious institution that seek to transform Africa by identifying, developing and connecting its future Leaders. In 2015 he did Business and Entrepreneurship track at Dartmouth College, one of the IVY leagues institution in America as a Young African Leader under Mandela Washington Fellowship (YALI)a flagship initiative by the USA 44th president Barack Obama.

Kelvin is a Youth Ambassador who was privilege to represent the government of Kenya at the 61st session of the commission on the status of women (CSW 61) Youth Forum under priority theme: Gender Equality and women economic empowerment in the changing world of work which was held at the United Nation General Assembly in 2017. In preparations of 2nd HLM in Nairobi 2016, he spearheaded The Road to Nairobi project that seeks to further promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) No.8, especially among young people by collecting their inputs and inspiring them to be part of the implementation of the agenda as well as creating opportunities for youth entrepreneurship. He was selected as a Kenyan young entrepreneur at TICAD6 youth entrepreneurship declaration to stimulate new enterprise development by promoting entrepreneur-researcher collaboration for new knowledge creation and sharing.

Kelvin is a proud Titan Fellow at Keroche Foundation Academy which was established to address the knowledge and experience gap that confronts young Kenyan entrepreneurs. He serves as a mentor under the Equity Foundation Wings to fly program. In 2016 he served as a judge in the HULT PRIZE at Kabarak University, as students answer President BILL CLINTON’S call on crowded urban spaces, by doubling income. He has also served as a Judge at the Africa Youth Awards, which is a prestige award scheme with the prime aim of appreciating the works of young Africans in Africa and the Diaspora. He has been named by Nairobi News as among Top 10 Kenyans to Watch Out for in 2016 as a result of his incredible innovative spirit.

For the second consecutive year 2015 and 2016, Kelvin has been named in the FORBES list of Africa’s Top 30 Under 30 most promising Young Entrepreneur in Africa. He has earned an honorable spot on the inaugural annual year 2016 list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans under Science and Technology category that focused on young Africans who are leading the innovation revolution across the continent. He is voted – winner Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 Africa Youth Awards hosted in Ghana.

He is the Digital Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 award winner at the ICT value awards – Kenya. He has been featured among top 40 under 40 men in Kenya through Business Daily. He has also received international recognition as African Start-up of the year 2014 from CNN, Young Nairobi Tech innovator by Voice of America and also East Africa regional winner of the CEO Global’s Titans-Building the nations award from South Africa.

Kelvin has successfully enabled Sunrise Tracking to be among top CIO100 East Africa Awards 3 times consecutively from 2013 to 2015 by using ICT & IT to deliver business value through creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes and enabling growth as well as Improving relationships with customers.

Finally, Kelvin first came into public figure limelight, when hundreds of students were busy planning and executing strikes in their schools in the academic year 2008. One Kelvin was a student at Nakuru Boys High school, where he was burning midnight oil but on a different mission which was to invent a scientific proven homemade organic pesticide that sent a big baffle to the scientist world. Through his invention he was crowned tittle “The Boy Scientist” while still in high school and in 2014 he among the Twelve best entrepreneurs participating in “The Next Big Thing” competition organized by the Business Daily (Nation Media) to showcase their ideas to potential investors and venture capitalists.

ACCOLADES LINKS:

Up Close & Personal with Kelvin Macharia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnAhUpH59vM&feature=youtu.be

FORBES 01/6/2016 Kelvin Macharia Kuria for the second time among top 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2016
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2016/06/06/africas-most-promising-entrepreneurs-forbes-africas-30-under-30-for-2016/#24cb43f33acf

My Innovations | Kelvin Macharia | [email protected]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1ddw21qOrA&feature=youtu.be

Top 10 Kenyans To Watch Out For in 2016.
http://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/10-kenyans-to-watch-out-for-in-2016/

CNBC Africa. Eye on Security, Sunrise Tracking, a company developing customized ICT security solutions for vehicles and buildings.
http://www.cnbcafrica.com/tv/shows/eye-on-kenya/?ytid=Ws1wCKwpgrU&page=

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZv-MGA6H1g&feature=youtu.be

Road to Success: Sunrise Tracking interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4yfEE8H75Q

Carjackers worst nightmare
http://www.mediamaxnetwork.co.ke/people-daily/202898/carjackers-worst-nightmare/

“Stop that Thief!” Kelvin Macharia’s ‘Sunrise Tracking’ is Reducing Car Theft in Kenya
http://www.konnectafrica.net/kelvin-macharia/

Success Story from Kenya: Kelvin Macharia, Young Entrepreneur African development successes
https://africandevelopmentsuccesses.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/success-story-from-kenya-kelvin-macharia-young-entrepreneur/

https://www.africanexponent.com/post/kenyan-success-story-kelvin-macharia-young-entrepreneur-126

Sunrise Tracking CEO selected as 2015 YALI fellow of Mandela Washington Fellowship by President Barack Obama
https://www.irex.org/person/kelvin-macharia-kuria-kevo

FORBES 5/2/2015 Kelvin Macharia Kuria among top 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2015.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonobongnsehe/2015/02/05/30-most-promising-young-entrepreneurs-in-africa-2015/8/

http://allafrica.com/stories/201502090482.html

KELVIN MACHARIA KURIA featured TOP 40 men under 40 years in Kenya 2014-2015 Business Daily Watch “Top 40 under 40: Young entrepreneurs recognized, awarded for their accomplishments in business”
https://youtu.be/ZNFQ1gZDl4I

KTN Job Centre: Kelvin Macharia, Founder of Sunrise Tracking on safeguarding innovations,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmuM5ftw-KU&feature=share

CNN feature story on Africa Start-up entrepreneurs- Kelvin Macharia Kuria
http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2014/10/15/spc-african-start-up-sunrise-tracking.cnn.html

VOICE OF AMERICA feature story of kelvin Macharia
http://www.voanews.com/media/video/nairobi-tracking-system/2490305.html

Innovation on car tracking system which I invented in the year 2012 have a look at this link form a media newspaper Daily Nation
http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Student-breaks-into-security-industry-at-21/-/1056/1611034/-/i7d8ai/-/index.html

Innovation on fleet management system which was developed in 2013 have a look at the media links below. K24 news and KTN Business Focus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D6sRlGvgbM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8So9nug3vBU

Innovation on wireless cctv system which was invented in 2014 check link below. K24 NEWS, KBC TECH ZONE & THE BUSINESS DAILY NEWSPAPER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r3bkv4mQA4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km9xDd50_LE

http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/wireless-CCTV-to-rein-in-criminals/-/1248928/2432824/-/ha50syz/-/index.html

Feature story of sunrise tracking & kelvin Macharia The Entrepreneur Show KTN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if8mQKw2zeY

1st Invention, The Boy Scientist: Scientific proven Organic Pesticide
http://kelvinmacharia.blogspot.co.ke/