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Founded Year

2015

Stage

Biz Plan Competition | Alive

Total Raised

$250K

Last Raised

$250K | 3 yrs ago

About Startup Lions

Startup Lions is an impact sourcing digital service provider, and startup incubator. Startup Lions offers clients outsourcing services in IT & Media tasks.

Startup Lions Headquarter Location

Turkana,

Kenya

Latest Startup Lions News

Francis Kéré's latest project brings a Termite-inspired design to the Kenyan lowlands

Jul 1, 2021

Image © Kéré Architecture A new polytechnic training campus has sprung up in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, standing out in the sprawling lowlands region thanks to three terracotta-colored ventilation towers that took their inspiration from termite colonies in the growing East African technology hub . Image © Kéré Architecture Located on the banks of Lake Turkana, the new Startup Lions campus will provide education and jobs training for young Kenyans, the largest demographic group driving population growth in the country expected to double in size by 2050 . Image © Startup Lions Kéré Architecture is responsible for the campus plan, which includes housing and workstation spaces for 200 students at the ICT facility. Outdoor classrooms shaded by a grove of pergolas and the profile of thee large cooling towers that will mitigate the Valley’s extreme heat and harmful desert sand, making learning easier in a scheme aimed at collaboration. Image © Kéré Architecture The German-based firm has been very active in African development projects of late, furthering an educational mission that was first realized in the form of a primary school founder Francis Kéré’s designed for his native village in Burkina Faso while still a student at the Technical University of Berlin. Kéré is also working on plans for the Benin parliament building that will open in 2023 and incorporate a signature local source material, in this case palaver trees, similar to the BIT and Startup Lions projects. Image © Startup Lions From Francis Kéré:  “We had imagined an educational facility that blended with the striking natural landscape that surrounds it, mirroring the ingenious structures built by the terminates close by. It is a special honour for me and my team to have been able to provide the shape for this incredible educational facility and I am looking forward to how it may expand and most importantly see its students succeed.” Similar articles on Archinect that may interest you...

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