We’re a collaborative network of passionate global citizens committed to empowering innovators and social entrepreneurs from low-income, marginalized communities.
The entrepreneurs and innovators that live and work in these communities are driven to find long term, sustainable solutions to the complex problems and challenges they face. However, these innovators are often underrepresented and poorly understood by most external bodies, and are treated with skepticism, financially under-resourced and lack access to programs designed to grow their innovations. The Kenya Innovative Manufacturing Space & Social Entrepreneurship Academy (KIMSSEA) is designed to overcome these hurdles, and bring the ideas, products and services of local innovators market.
KIMSSEA combines an established innovation ecosystem with a light manufacturing space and social entrepreneurship academy. This combination allows for the design, development, promotion and implementation of breakthrough innovations for the benefit of the local economy and beyond.
KIMSSEA was built to give innovators and entrepreneurs the manufacturing space and resources needed to solve the most pressing problems they face, turning their ideas into reality by bringing their products and services to market. We have brought together our network of partners, mentors and entrepreneurs to work in collaboration, share resources and dispense knowledge that will empower the next generation of East Africans to create sustainable jobs and greater economic stability in their communities and beyond.
Our journey to KIMSSEA began in 2007 at the University of Alberta, Canada, when two humanitarians, Dr. Abdullah Saleh and Dr. Abraam Isaac, united over their shared commitment to serving the global community.
We're a collaborative, global network of more than 500 project managers, doctors, healthcare professionals, and management and technology consultants that is continually expanding, evolving and adapting our methods to creating a more inclusive and sustainable environment for all.