US opens enterprise hub in Nairobi for women - Women now have a new avenue through which to start and expand their businesses after the United States government kept its word to establish a tailor-made entrepreneurial center in the country.

The U.S.-funded business center situated in Lavington, Nairobi, will provide mentoring, business connections, specialized training, access to market and capital for budding women entrepreneurs.

A number of highly practical programs aimed at accelerating growth of businesses will also be implemented at the center.

This is the brainchild of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Centers of Resources, Education, Access and Training for Economic Empowerment (WACREATE), a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) and StartUp Cup.

“The center is a wonderful resource for empowering women from all walks of life who are interested in starting a business,” US Ambassador Robert Godec said when he presided over the opening of the center last week.

“It fulfills a promise President Barack Obama made during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in July 2015.”

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