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Rocket Launch

We are connectors, enablers and innovation process experts. As a co-founding Innovation City Cape Town member, we connect you to multi-national corporates, scale-ups, start-ups and the top African VCs. Innovation City also has a partnership with Epicenter Stockholm.

KKIH's board position on Business Ireland South Africa further expands access to Europe and the biggest technology companies globally.

Some activity to keep your eye on is our soon-to-be-launched Blockchain Valley Africa, in partnership with confounding members Adanian Labs and Crypto Valley VC. This organisation will set the tone for blockchain innovations in Africa.

Finally, KKIH has media interests which include Disruption Monitor, a partnership with the MTN-funded Ayoba super app, and the soon-to-be-established Story Design Academy, a partnership between KKIH and Hollywood Producer Ethan Lader.

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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