The Kenyan Drone Business Competition

The Kenyan Drone Business Competition 2022

The Kenyan Drone Business Competition 2022 (KDBC) is open for qualified and interested persons. This competition is presented by the Global Air Drone Acacdemy And Kenya Flying Labs. It is however sponsored By The US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.

It seeks to nurture creativity and hone entrepreneurial skills among Kenya-based early-stage technology entrepreneurs with an interest in Drones.

Competitors can apply to be selected as one of 25 Entrepreneurs to participate in a 5-Day virtual boot camp where they will have the opportunity to create and pitch their drone business idea while learning about the drone industry from experienced drone professionals at The Global Air Drone Academy (GADA).

GADA is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensed drone services company headquartered in Baltimore, USA. Training will also be conducted by Kenya Flying Labs (KFL), a licensed drone company based in Nairobi (KCAA/OPS/2117/ROC/06).

After the virtual bootcamp, judges will select 10 Finalists to be invited to Nairobi to participate in a 2-Day practical training.

On day one, finalists will experience hands-on training on drone technology and on day two pitch their drone business idea live to a panel of judges. Three (3) Winners will be selected to win the KDBC 2022 prize.

This comprehensive training will teach budding entrepreneurs how to relate this new technology to real-world practical solutions, how to create and pitch a business idea, how to safely operate and fly a drone, and the best ways to market their startup in 2022 and beyond.

This event is being planned in coordination with the U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), Global Air Drone Academy (GADA), Kenya Flying Labs, and Blue Globe Innovation.

Eligibility Requirements for The Kenyan Drone Business Competition

  • Interested persons must be between 18 and 35 years old

  • They must be citizen and current (as off submission date) resident of Kenya

  • If selected as a Top 25 Entrepreneurs, must be able to participate in a 5-DAY Virtual Training (2Hrs per Day)

  • If selected as a Top 10 finalist, must be able to participate in a 2-DAY In-Person Training in Nairobi (reasonable transportation, lodging and meals will be covered)

  • If selected as a Winner, must be willing to participate in Kenya Flying Lab’s drone business accelerator program

Terms and Conditions

By applying to the 2022 Kenyan Drone Business Competition, you must agree to the Terms and Conditions. Please see the Terms and Conditions here

How to Apply

To apply, please click the The Kenyan Drone Business Competition application form to get started.

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