ZahraZahra Kassam is an innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership specialist, with a background in urban planning and design and finance. As an entrepreneur, she has worked with CBO's, NGO's, UN, the private sector and the government to create award-winning citywide interventions in Kenya. She has also supported start-ups and changemakers to realise change and bring innovation across Africa. In addition to this professional experience, she has experience in various innovation projects from facilitating, mentoring and coaching to developing curriculums. Through this experience, she is extremely familiar with the-start up community and innovators at scale stage and existing partners in the ecosystem. Zahra is working with innovators by facilitating design and innovation strategies with partners to generate millions of dollars for the client's trusted ecosystem. As Design Lead at Tethered Up, she worked with entrepreneurs on their scaling journeys from various sectors such as solar, media, education, and technology projects. Currently, as Head of the Design Lab for CCHub, she takes a pan-African approach to developing innovative products and services in an array of sectors such as Public Health, Digital Security, Food Security, and Education to name a few.