How to Build a Successful Business From Scratch

Oct 5 • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

How to Build a Successful Business From Scratch
Date: Wednesday, Oct 5th
Time: 8:00 AM PST | 11:00 AM EST | 15:00 GMT
Expert: Wanja Laiboni CEO and Founder of Siwwaa
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Are you a self starter? Have you always known you wanted to be your own boss but you don’t know where to start or if you’ll enjoy being an entrepreneur?
Wanja is a former International Development practitioner turned creative industries entrepreneur and designer. She grasps that creativity can humanize our lives, fuel innovation, and drive economic development. In this session, she’ll dive deep into the life and challenges of an entrepreneur. She’ll share experiences starting her own business, answer questions about how to get funding, training and support and talk about how to overcome obstacles that you might face.
If you’re a current or soon to be graduate searching for a purpose, this session is a great starting point to help you figure out what you want to do! We’ll answer question like:
â Idea or determination, what comes first?
â Challenges of becoming an entrepreneur and how to overcome obstacles
â Social entrepreneurship, what is it?
â How to find your purpose
About Wanja Laiboni:
After nearly a decade of a global career managing multi-million dollar grant portfolios and projects for US non-profits that saw Wanja work as far afield as Asia, the Americas, the Caribbean, and East and Southern Africa, Wanja is investing in the development of Africa’s Creative and Cultural Industries.
She has founded two heritage-based enterprises. SIWWAA (, a sustainable luxury accessories brand, merges one-of-a-kind contemporary design inspired by Africa’s cultural and artistic capital with sustainable raw materials and production excellence. Beginning as a research project, Crafting Kenya ( is repositioning Kenya’s craft and materials heritage for production and sourcing for global brands in fashion.


Oct 5, 2022 | 11:00 AM

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