Safaricom held its fourth regional summit of BLAZE BYOB Season Two on 11th November at Machakos Stadium, Machakos County.

The Summit was pegged on this year’s theme of G.R.I.T (Greatness Requires Internal Toughness) and is aimed at empowering the youth to face their challenges in entrepreneurship and business head on; and persevere through them.

“Young people from Machakos and surrounding areas will get an opportunity to interact with mentors, hear their stories, learn from the journey and get inspiration across their own fields of interest. Additionally, interested youth will get a platform to audition for the BYOB TV show that is set to air early next year,” said Sylvia Mulinge, Director, Consumer Business – Safaricom.

Over 300 participants were pre-screened in the pre-creation camps held at Machakos University Hotel between 20th and 21st of October.


“We are delighted to have selected over 300 business ideas from hundreds of youth who turned up for pre-screening. They will now receive mentorship and training from a team of our able mentors,” said Ms Mulinge.