Griffith College x Craydel Cup 2023


Griffith College partnered with Craydel to launch Kenya's largest business pitch competition for high school students, Craydel Cup. The competition invites students to form teams and create business ideas that solve pressing issues in Africa related to commerce, healthcare, education, and other fields.

There was huge interest, with over 130 team submissions from 70 high schools across Kenya, registered for the competition, with incredible innovation and entrepreneurial spirit on display. After reviewing all submissions, the top 5 teams were selected and got to pitch their business ideas in front of a panel of judges on TV at Kenya Television Network (KTN). The final pitches can be watched here: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3.

Griffith are delighted to be associated with the Craydel Cup, and to welcome talented Kenyan students to study with us. 

Due to the demand for this, the first running of the Craydel Cup, plans are already well underway for Craydel Cup 2024 which will be open to more High School students from across Africa… stay tuned. 


Caitriona Ingoldsby - Ambassador of Ireland to Kenya


Diarmuid Hegarty - President of Griffith College


Ciaran Coakley - Global Student Mobility Manager - Africa


Seamus Fitzpatrick
Head of Business Faculty, Griffith College
Joyce-Ann Wainaina
Managing Partner, Chui Ventures
Shayne Aman Premji
Co-founder & CFO, Craydel
Ivy Wanjiru
Digital Entrepreneur, Just Ivy Africa

Griffith College Ireland is committed to nurturing the talented students we have welcomed over the years from Kenya and we look forward to continuing to welcome the minds of the future to Griffith.

Seamus Fitzpatrick Head of Business Faculty, Griffith College

Griffith are proud to grant full academic scholarships to the championing team, enabling them to pursue Bachelor’s degree studies at Griffith College and become part of the thriving community of successful Kenyan graduates. Scholarships are also available to 2nd and 3rd place teams.