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Are you an entrepreneurship enthusiast with a brilliant business idea awaiting its translation to a business enterprise?


Are you a practicing entrepreneur and would like to scale up your business?


Join us at CIEM and get to enjoy the best support in your entrepreneurship journey.


At CIEM, we help start-ups apply information, imagination and skills in deriving greater or different values from resources and all processes by which new ideas are generated and converted into useful marketable goods or services.


The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management (CIEM) is an initiative of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology and is located at the University Main campus. It was established to address the needs of pre-startups, startups and practising entrepreneurs within and without the University.

Experience shows that entrepreneurs require training as well as business support services to initiate and grow their business enterprises. In view of this, CIEM exists to help entrepreneurs develop the critical skills and attitudes necessary to set up and run business enterprises sustainably

The Centre aims at contributing towards the University accomplishing its philosophy (transforming itself into an entrepreneurial University) by providing high-quality entrepreneurship training, business support services and data repository for entrepreneurs to enhance business performance and sustainability.


“Be a Top Notch Centre delivering Exceptional Capacity Building Programmes in Entrepreneurship and Innovativeness in Kenya and the World“


“To Produce Stewards of Excellence in Enterprise Growth by Providing Practically oriented Entrepreneurial and Innovative Capacity Building Programmes through Business Mentorship, Couching , Access to Business Networks and Real Time Business Information “


“Turning Business Dreams and Curiosity into Reality”


  1. Innovation and creativity
  2. Teamwork
  3. Excellence
  4. Empowering individuals


  • To develop and strengthen the quality of entrepreneurship in Kenya.
  • To provide quality business support services to clients.
  • To conduct baseline/market surveys on relevant issues in the society.
  • To collect, store and disseminate relevant data and information to clients.
  • To link clients with assistance support institutions.


CIEM seeks to meet the needs of entrepreneurs through the following:

Enterprise Development Programme (EDP)

This is a four module package aimed at equipping clients with critical skills, knowledge, competences and attitudes to initiate and manage viable and sustainable business enterprises. The programme is organized in such a way that clients go through the entire four modules or a specific module depending on one’s need. Clients who go through this programme will become eligible for the other Centre’s support services at reduced charges.

Support Services

The clients to this package will enjoy the following services among others: mentorship, business counseling, networking meetings and linkages to professional and financial service providers, linkage with strategic partners and assistance in intellectual property management.

Entrepreneurs that have undertaken the Enterprise Development Programme will have access to the support services at a discounted fee and will also have free access to the Repository Services.

Repository Services

Under the Repository Services, entrepreneurs will have access to important business information on various sectors. The business information will include sectoral business profiles, business research findings, sample business plan templates, policy documents, case studies, entrepreneurial games and exercises. Thus, CIEM will be actively involved in conducting business related research and surveys out of which the business directory will be created.

Consultancy services

The Centre offers consultancy services in innovation and entrepreneurship related work as well as issues to do with corporate governance, undertaking training needs assessments, conducting customer satisfaction surveys, as well preparing business plans for clients.

 Other tailor-made courses can be offered by the Centre on request by clients.

Contact us

For more information, contact us via email at Reach us by phone at +254 (0) 719602301


Along Nyeri - Mweiga road  
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
Private Bag - 10143, Dedan Kimathi
Public Relations Office: 0727088807
Marketing Mobile: 0713123021
Registrar AA Office: 0713835965
Data Protection Office: 0715086810


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