Intentional Serendipity at play…

If you know me well enough, I mention the the words Intentional Serendipity alot. Here is why. Well on to the story of Intentional Serendipity at play…

I met Peter Vesterbacka (Founder of Angry Birds) over 9 years ago in Berlin. He is a very humble and down to earth person, what you don’t know about him is that he is a massive supporter of young people!

Peter Vesterbacka and Jessica Colaco

He is the founder of SLUSH, the biggest entrepreneurship conference organized by young university students voluntarily.

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What brought us together after 9 years, was LinkedIn message from Richard von Kaufmann discussing Ambitious Africa The focus again young people that same evening, I had a one hour conversation with Peter and was onboard immediately. So here we go together with the amazing Douglas Ogeto and Maija Lukka.

We finally get to collaborate together on Ambitious Africa – Kenya National Day. Happening on the 27th of April 2020 from 2pm – 5pm. See more details below:

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Full Agenda 

2:00 – 2:30 PM – Welcome to Ambitious Africa: Entrepreneur, Former Mighty Eagle at Angry Birds, Peter Vesterbacka 

2:30 – 3:00 PM  – Greetings from Finland: Ville Skinnari, Minister of Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade; Remarks by Hon. Joe Mucheru, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs; Remarks by Erik Lundberg, Ambassador of Finland to Kenya; Remarks by Carole Karuga, CEO KEPSA

3:00 – 3:45 PM – Kenya-Finland Team – 15 min Ignite Talks – Education, Entrepreneurship and Entertainment.

3:45 – 4:45 PM – Panel Session: Integrating 21st century skills into education systems in the COVID-19 era.Moderator: Jessica Colaco – VP of Growth (Brave) and Kenya Team Organizer Ambitious Africa. Panelists:

    • Ben Roberts – Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Liquid Telecom
    • Mikko Pajula– Chairman of LUT Entrepreneurship Society (LUTES) 
    • Dr. Chao Mbogo – Dean, School of Science and Technology, Kenya Methodist University
    • Richard von Kaufmann – Managing Director at PriceTap 
    • Chief Nyamweya – Art of Unlearning – Freehand Studios

4:45 – 5:00 PM – Closing Remarks – Douglas Ogeto, Jessica Colaco and Maija Luukka.

See you online 🙂

 

 

 

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PR for Startups by Dorothy Ooko

Dorothy Ooko is currently the Africa PR Lead at Google. She has been at Google for over 6 years and is one of the region’s most influential PR specialists.

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She recently gave an interactive session in Nigeria on PR for Startups and has graciously agreed to deliver the same in Nairobi. In this session, she will address the following:

  • How to frame your story for your startup as a founder
  • How to seek assistance from specialists like Dorothy to frame the story your way.

Media and journalists have their own agenda. You need to have your agenda as well. Come and learn – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pr-for-startups-by-dorothy-ooko-tickets-44564489588

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Happy Intentional Serendipity Women’s Day :)

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My speaking journey for March 2018

Jessica Colaço, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

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What mentorship and guidance leads to…

As a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist in Kenya, I have been mentoring and working with engineering students over the last one year. In their own eyes, this is what they have done and achieved over the last one year:

Kids Hacker Camp – November Edition 2013 from iHubNairobi on Vimeo.