Bernard Chiira
Director, Innovate Now

Bernard is a purpose-drive innovation catalyst and disability inclusion champion with a passion and track record for supporting early stage Startup founders in Kenya and Africa. He has 8 years of leadership and innovation management experience. He has worked with Strathmore University, Afrilabs, Pangea Accelerator & Pangea Trust, Association of Startup and SME Enablers of Kenya (ASSEK), Kenya Innovation Agency among others.

He currently leads Innovate Now, Africa’s 1st Assistive Technology Accelerator and Innovation Ecosystem, led by the Global Disability Innovation Hub and implemented by Amref Enterprises. He is a keynote speaker and Innovation management consultant with training from Stanford Centre for Professional Development.

He is a certified GIC iX (the Stanford I2M based-course) program instructor and fellow at the Global Innovation Catalyst.