Wilfred Njeru Njagi

Chief Incubation Officer at Villgro Kenya

Wilfred Njeru Njagi

Chief Incubation Officer at Villgro Kenya

Biography

Mr. Wilfred Njagi is Co-Founder and Chief Incubation Officer, Villgro Kenya. He holds a BSc in Computer Science (2010) from Egerton University and brings in diverse experience having lived and worked in Middle East, Asia and Africa. He is well plugged into the Kenyan entrepreneurial ecosystem. Early in his career he had a short stint at African Venture Capital Association, but his first immersion into the startups and incubation world came while pitching his idea to a Jordanian based incubator, OASIS500. He went on to do a one year Villgro fellowship in India after which he took up the challenge of scaling Villgro to Africa. As the Chief Incubation Officer, he leads all the incubation related activities including: pipeline generation to surface new incubates selection and screening of companies, due diligence, drafting incubation agreements, finding mentors and matching them to the right entrepreneurs, setting and reviewing incubation milestones. Wilfred also oversees curriculum development for Villgro Kenya’s capacity building workshops and was last year invited to contribute to curriculum and facilitate a session on business model canvas at the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) iShow (Nairobi – May 2016) and the design of Villgro Kenya’s recently oncluded Hack4Life, MNCH themed hackathon in August, 2016.