The first event featured five entrepreneur hopefuls who pitched their ideas before 130 senior professionals in Law & Governance, Banking & Finance, Accounting and Auditing, ICT, Engineering & Sciences, Environment, Health & Safety, Media & Public Relations and small to medium scale investors. The event was graced by the then CS of Mining, Hon. Najib Balala, Mr. Aly-Khan Satchu of Rich Management Ltd, Joe Schwartz of Base Titanium, Zephaniah Mbugua of TransCentury and Arthur Ndegwa of Taita Taveta University College. These luminaries also served as panelists who evaluated various ideas on display and provided invaluable business and technical advice to the would-be entrepreneurs. Key sponsors included Atlas Copco and EY.