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Hazina Accelerator Program Official launch – In Partnership with CrystalPerk Mombasa Magazine

Over the past few months, CrystalPerk Mombasa Magazine has been in partnership with Hazina Development which hosts the Hazina Accelerator Program as a tool for empowerment, and to educate the youthful entrepreneurs on business practices. It is said, “The issue is never about business ideas, but about how to execute the ideas into meaningful businesses”. During this program, owners of side hustles, business and very early stage entrepreneurs are set to benefit from more seasoned entrepreneurs to coach them and bring about the desired business success. Come learn more about the Accelerator Program and Entrepreneurship, and interact with different investors, and entrepreneurs. Your potential investor, customers and business partner will be there.

One of the initiatives we are undertaking to achieve our objectives is a Business Accelerator program that seeks to identify highly potential startups that can access business skills training, mentor-ship support and financing of up to Ksh. 300,000 to scale up your businesses

Mr. Zayyad Said The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hazina Development Trust limited has disclosed their plan to officially launch Hazina Accelerator program on Friday 5th of March 2021 at Swahilipot Hub starting from 2pm. The theme of the occasion will be, “Entrepreneurship in the 21st century”.

 Mr. Zayyad has asserted that speeches will be tailored and centred around the theme “Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century” by specialists on entrepreneurship matters as well as having a panel discussion which will shed light on how a business can thrive in the middle of a pandemic. We shall also be having a key notes speech centred around our theme and a panel discussion where we will have different business experts discussing on how a business can thrive in the middle of disruption like the one we have had with Covid-19

Speaking to The CrystalPerk Mombasa Magazine, Mr. Zayyad has revealed  that the launch will be graced by delegates from both; the government, private sectors and apex bodies.

Taking you back to what Hazina Accelerator Program is, according to Mr. Zayyad the C.E.O of Hazina Development Trust Limited, it is (Hazina Accelerator program) one of Hazina Development Trust Limited initiative which seeks to identify potential startups and accord the business training skills, mentor-ship support and financing them with an amount of up to Ksh. 300,000 to not only start but also scale up their business.

According to Mr. Zayyad Said, Hazina Development Trust Limited, an accredited Micro-finance institution, was formed in 2011 with an aim of empowering women and youths from the very lower level in the community by providing accessible financial and non-financial services so as to lift them out of poverty. Trading on its strongest pillar, “poverty reduction and wealth creation through promotion of entrepreneurship.”

Additionally, Hazina Development Trust Limited believes the essence that economic development starts with community development and its sustainability depends on the community in question. To reinforce this statement, Mr. Zayyad has confirmed to continuously nurture a movement of passionate entrepreneurs by furnishing expansive training, mentor-ship support and financing so as to start and scale up their businesses. “We aim to continuously nurture a movement of passionate entrepreneurs by providing expansive training mentor ship support and financing to start and to scale up their businesses.” Mr. Zayyad.

Currently, Hazina Development Trust Limited has served more than ten thousand members in the coast, specifically those in Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties. The registration of the first cohort of The Hazina Accelerator Program-2019 ended in February 2021, their workshops and training were scheduled to take off in April 2020 but brought to a sudden halt by the Covid-19 pandemic. Mr. Zayyad has stated that the movement came back to operation in September 2020 after carefully studying and placing necessary measures aiming at curbing the Covid-19 spread.

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