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Why most start-up businesses fail: Sriram Bharatam at TEDxKaren

Sriram Bharatam is the Founder and Chief Mentor at Kuza Biashara Ltd, an organization which nurtures the capacity of small businesses using innovative digital and mobile solutions. His presentation at TEDxKaren was geared towards exploring why most start-ups in the corporate world fail at an infancy stage.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.*

Theme: Dream. Live. Become

Nairobi, Kenya
August 10th, 2013
About this event

TEDxKaren brought together 100 people from around Nairobi to listen to a stunning array of presentations by renowned speakers.

Topics covered included waste management, youth empowerment, entrepreneurial idea incubation, environmental consciousness, diaspora economics, online reputation management, water conservation, brand protection, technological renaissance, ethnic rivalry, graphic design and extrasensory perception.


Sriram Bharatam
Founder and Chief Mentor, Kuza Biashara Ltd

Stephen Njoroge
Founder and President, We Care Club

Diana Mong’are
Founder and President, Green Planet Inc.

Viona Leboo
Diaspora banker. Harvard University sophomore.

Maureen Kagambi
Social Media/ Research Professional, International House LImited Kenya.

Josh Folorunso
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 4LR Graphic Design Ltd

Francis Ekii
Founder of Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge- Uganda