Kenya Commercial Bank’s Lions’ Den season 2 is set to start Airing on Tuesday, 5th September, 2017, pitting 63 entrepreneurs seeking growth opportunities for their businesses.
The weekly show which will air on KTN every Tuesday at 8 PM offers selected entrepreneurs an opportunity to get funding for the businesses.
Competing entrepreneurs will be expected to pitch their ideas and negotiate for the capital they need to take their enterprises to the next level in exchange for a stake in their business.
“Our desire as KCB Bank is to see young entrepreneurs connect with successful venture capitalist who have already cut their teeth in the business world, not only at the show but also SMEs out there watching the show,” said KCB Director of Marketing and Communications Angela Mwirigi.
63 successful contestants were chosen to face the Lions 32% of them were women and 68% were men with businesses cutting across agriculture, design, education, energy, ICT, health, publishing, food & beverages, manufacturing, environment, entertainment and service.
The Lions returning for season two are Myke Rabar, CEO Homeboyz Entertainment; Darshan Chandaria, Group CEO and Director of Chandaria Industries; Olive Gachara, Founder and Publisher of Couture Magazine Africa; Kris Senanu, CEO of Blackrock Entertainment and Wandia Gichuru, Co-Founder and MD of Vivo Activewear.
A total of Kshs 153 Million was pledged by the Lions in the first season.