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Rocket Launch

We are connectors, enablers and innovation process experts. We connect you through Innovation City, Cape Town, South Africa. Innovation City's (IC) networks extend to Europe with a strong relationship with our partners Epicenter Stockholm. IC includes Africa's most prolific seed fund, Launch Africa, international VC Endeavor, and the close to 200m USD Impact Fund for Africa.

KKI has a board position on Business Ireland South Africa, which opens the doors to some of the biggest tech companies and scale-ups globally.

KKI also closely relates to Ai, blockchain and smart technologies company Adanian Labs. Along with our Cryptovalley Switzerland partnership, KKI has a strong grip on the innovation landscape.

KKI ties all of this together through its media interests in Disruption Monitor and the LA and SA-based Story Design Academy.

Engineering Class


KKI's DNA is collaboration, and these are some of our core partners


Stephan Ekbergh

Innovation City - Co-Founder

Stephan is a business genius, having built Travelstart into a multi-billion rand business. Together with Kieno Kammies (KKI Founder), they launched Innovation City, Africa's premier Innovation collaboration hub. Innovation City gives you access to multinational companies, scale-ups, start-ups and Africa's best digital skills. 


John Kamara

Adanian Labs - Web 3.0

If you want to do business in Africa, talk to us first. Through our partnership with Adanian Labs, KKI will give you access to funding, venture building, de-risking and the ability to scale your business in Africa safely.

Over and above this, getting African skills ready for the rest of the world is a key driver of our partnmership.

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Ethan Lader

Story Design Academy

Ethan is an award-winning director based in Los Angeles, CA. His expansive portfolio includes directorial campaigns with major brands such as Disney, Nickelodeon Jr., Google, Spotify, Volkswagen, Ford, and American Idol, as well as top-charting artists including Bruno Mars, Mariah Carey, Wiz Khalifa, and many more, racking up over 5 Billion Youtube views worldwide.

Along with KKI, Ethan will co-found the Story Design Academy based in Cape Town and Los Angeles.


Burak Akinci


Ayoba is Africa's super app, backed by MTN, the biggest telco in Africa. KKI and Ayoba have partnered to form Disruption Monitor, which has generated a 335 000 subscriber base in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Ivory, Cameroon and more. With a successful POC, commercialisation is next for the partnership.

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