Ogweno Stephen, a Kenyan entrepreneur and philanthropist, has partnered with Mentee, a global organization that connects individuals with mentors, to offer sponsorship for eight courses on health and entrepreneurship on Udemy. The course coupons are specifically designed for Mentees enrolled in the Mentee Global program, providing them with access to valuable education and resources to improve their skills and knowledge.
These courses are hosted on Udemy, a leading global course hosting platform, and upon completion, students will receive a certificate. The course topics include Non-Communicable Diseases for Public Health, The Entrepreneurship Mindset, The Art of Getting Started in Entrepreneurship, Startups and People: Mastering the fuel that drives, The Startup Strategy Fundamentals, The Journey to Scaling Up, The Mindset Guide for Startups, and The 10 Irrefutable Laws of Entrepreneurial and Life Success.
This partnership is part of Ogweno Stephen’s efforts to make learning accessible and to improve outcomes on a global scale. By providing sponsorship for these courses and working with Mentee, Ogweno Stephen is helping to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the field of health and entrepreneurship. The partnership with Mentee is also an effort to help mentees to reach their maximum potential by having access to educational resources that will help them to reach their goals.
Overall, this partnership between Ogweno Stephen and Mentee is an innovative approach to education and provides a valuable opportunity for individuals to improve their skills and knowledge in the field of health and entrepreneurship. The course topics are diverse and cover both theoretical and practical aspects of the field, making it a valuable resource for anyone looking to succeed in these areas.
The “Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Day” series by Ogweno Stephen is a comprehensive program designed to help individuals start their day off on the right foot. The series is delivered through daily 2-minute videos shared on YouTube, which are aimed at educating, motivating, and encouraging viewers to take control of their morning and set themselves up for a successful day.
The series is hosted by Stephen Ogweno, a Kenyan entrepreneur and philanthropist, who is known for his work in the health and education sectors. He brings his knowledge and experience to the series, providing practical tips and advice on how to start the day in the right way.
Each video in the series focuses on a specific topic related to morning routines, such as the importance of setting goals, developing a morning routine, and staying motivated. The series covers a wide range of topics and provides actionable advice that can be easily implemented into daily life.
The series is designed to be easy to follow and accessible to everyone, making it an ideal resource for anyone looking to improve their morning routine and set themselves up for a successful day. The videos are also available on YouTube, making it easy to access them from anywhere and watch them at any time, this way it can be watch by anyone at any time and place.
Overall, the “Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Day” series is a valuable resource for anyone looking to take control of their morning and set themselves up for a successful day. The series is hosted by a knowledgeable and experienced host, and provides practical and actionable advice that can be easily implemented into daily life.
Hi there, hope you are well, you probably have been connected to me for a while now to notice my annual mantras. This is the one statement that I set for myself and my networks as one overriding vision for the year. In previous years it has been like this
2018 This year we plan
2019 This year we focus
2020 This year we grow
2021 This year we breakthrough
2022 This year we prepare
And next year, 2023, we elevate
In the year 2023, I have chosen the mantra “2023, we elevate” to guide my actions and goals. The reason for this is because I believe that this coming year presents a unique opportunity to make significant progress and improvements in various areas of my life. I am determined to push the needle forward and achieve my personal and professional aspirations.
Personally, I aim to elevate my skills and knowledge through reading more books, taking more courses and pursuing my entrepreneurial endeavors. Professionally, I plan to take Stowelink and Lifesten Health to new heights by expanding their reach and impact. Academically, I am determined to excel in my Masters program at the University of Manchester. Physically, I am committed to reaching my health goals and elevating my overall well-being.
Overall, I am excited for the opportunities that 2023 presents and I am determined to make the most of them. This year, we elevate in all aspects of our lives.
2022 was a particularly exciting year for me. This year I managed to go through different levels and true to the mantra I set for 2022, this year I had various breakthroughs. If you want to have a recap of my plans in 2021 for 2022 here is the link
In 2022 this are some of the highlights of how the year went.
Started season 1 of the Afroprenuer Podcast and the Africa NCD Champions podcast
Got my story featured by African Films Network
Met the Minister Of Health In Kenya and made him make a commitment to supporting young people’s NCDs issues.
Had my first article featured by Project Syndicate
Had a media interview on cervical cancer
Attended the Harambean Summit in South Africa
Launched my 5th book – a children’s book titles Stories By The Fireplace
Met the UK high commissioner for Kenya
I spoke at the 4th African Youth Summit In Addis Ababa
Did a media tour for the stories by the fireplace at KUTV and GBS TV
Won the Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards for health innovation of the year
Published 2 research papers in global scientific journals
Conducted a regional poetry contest on entrepreneurship based on my book Practical Skills
Got selected as a digital advocate for a campaign on trans-fat elimination in East Africa
Made a plenary presentation at the World Heart Summit Geneva
Published an OP-ED that was presented at the World Health Assembly
Got interviewed and featured on the guardian newspaper United Kingdom
Hosted a mini podcast series on meaningful engagement of people living with NCDs for the NCD Alliance
Contributed to a viral newspaper article on food apps and their contribution on obesity in Kenya
Got media features on Focus Tv
Won a grant for the Africa NCDs champion’s podcast
Started implementing the may measurement month project
Did a media launch and then a book launch for my 6th book Practical Skills For Entrepreneurial Success
Did a book exhibition at the YALI event launch
Nominated as a finalist for the Black Philanthropist Award 2022
Got a newspaper feature on The Star Newspaper
Got featured on Radio France talking about physical health and obesity
Published new research on COVID 19 and mental health
Featured on ghetto radio for championing physical health
Hosted a new podcast series on NCDs and COVID 19
Started implementing the step-up project on NCDs and climate change in partnership with AstraZeneca
The NCDs for public health online course hots the 1000th user
Met the county government stakeholders on an NCDs project
Started planning for the Hanga Pitch fest
Made a presentation at the Global Social Business Summit
Closed 3 partnership deals with Lifesten Health partners
I was selected as the first engagement lead for One Young World East Africa
Won the Hanga Pitchfest
Won the Kigali CV challenge by Novartis Foundation
Featured by The Kenyan times and the Star Newspaper
Attended The 2nd International Conference on Public Health In Africa In Kigali
So clearly 2022 was a great year, it had its ups and downs, but we made it work. On my 15 pointer goals for the year, I was able to achieve 12 out of the total 15 which counts as a win in my book. Moving forward into 2023, the mantra will be 2023 we elevate.
Ogweno Stephen’s startup, Lifesten Health, has been announced as the winner of the CV Healthtech Kigali Challenge by the Novartis Foundation. The challenge aims to improve access to cardiovascular health screening in Kigali, Rwanda, and Lifesten Health addresses this challenge by introducing the ability for individuals to remotely diagnose themselves using their phone as a tool.
Lifesten Health is a healthcare company that offers incentive-based wellness programs that create experiences that empower individuals to achieve their health goals in a fun, exciting, and rewarding manner. The company’s innovative approach to healthcare is designed to make it more accessible and convenient for individuals to take control of their health.
The win in the CV Healthtech Kigali Challenge is a significant achievement for Lifesten Health and it gives the startup an opportunity to contribute to improving access to diagnostics and cardiovascular health on a wide scope in Rwanda. This is a great accomplishment for the company and for Stephen Ogweno who is the co-founder and CEO of Lifesten health. This win is a testament to the effectiveness of Lifesten Health’s approach to healthcare and it highlights the potential of the company to make a positive impact on the healthcare sector in Rwanda and beyond.
Overall, the CV Healthtech Kigali Challenge win is a big win for Lifesten Health and it represents a significant opportunity for the company to contribute to improving access to cardiovascular health screening in Rwanda. The company’s innovative approach to healthcare, which utilizes remote diagnostics and incentive-based wellness programs, has been recognized as an effective solution to improve health outcomes in Rwanda.
In the meantime watch the Lifesten pitch during the Healthtech summit
Stephen Ogweno is a Kenyan entrepreneur and philanthropist, who is the Co-Founder and CEO of the multi-award-winning health startup, Lifesten Health LLC. Lifesten Health is a health company that offers incentive-based wellness programs that create experiences that empower individuals to achieve their health goals in a fun, exciting and rewarding manner.
Recently, at the Hanga Pitch Fest, Lifesten Health was represented by its other Co-Founder and COO, Peace Iraguha, who did exceptionally well in representing the company at the pitch fest and eventually brought home the top prize, making Lifesten Health Rwanda’s Startup of the Year.
Organized by the Ministry of ICT and Innovation and the Rwanda Development Board, Hanga Pitchfest aims to provide a unique platform to showcase tech-entrepreneurs and creative talent from all over Rwanda and promote the widespread use of technology and innovation across all sectors. It’s an annual event that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts to share knowledge and build partnerships that drive innovation and growth in Rwanda.
The success of Lifesten Health at the Hanga Pitch Fest is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team, led by Stephen Ogweno, in developing an innovative and effective solution to improve health outcomes in Rwanda. The achievement also demonstrates the potential of Lifesten Health to make a positive impact on the healthcare sector in Rwanda and beyond. This is the kind of impact that Ogweno Stephen is dedicated to make in the health sector and this success is a step towards reaching that goal. Watch the full pitch on the link below
Watch the full winner’s announcement video on the link below
Ogweno Stephen was recently selected as the East African engagement lead for the One Young World. In this role Ogweno will be working closely with the coordinating ambassador for East Africa Harriet Kamashanyu to coordinate engagement activities for leaders in the East African region.
The One Young World is a global community for young leaders that brings leaders together from across every country in the world. It all begins with the annual One Young World Summit – the beating heart of what we are about. For young leaders, the Summit is the landmark event of the year. It is a chance for the individuals responsible for shaping the future of our world, to come together to confront the biggest challenges facing humanity. The Summit is the ultimate place to be inspired, share learnings, and connect. Together we raise the bar for what it is possible to achieve as leaders, individually and collectively.
Despite being entirely preventable, oral diseases are a significant health burden for many nations and have a lifetime impact on people, causing pain, discomfort, disfigurement, and even death. An estimated 3.5 billion people are impacted by oral disorders. Cavities (tooth decay), gum disease (periodontitis), and oral cancer are some of the most prevalent illnesses that affect our oral health. In the past year, more than 40% of individuals reported experiencing oral pain, and by the time they are 34, more than 80% of people will have experienced at least one cavity. Despite these staggering facts, there is still slow movement at a global scale to address oral health and its challenges.
Ogweno Stephen joined the C3 For Health Global Committee on oral health which had a recent meeting highlighting the burden of oral health but also the solutions. Some of the leading solutions suggested in the oral health space include providing oral health education on a more broad-spectrum fields to ensure individuals from an early age have an understanding of oral health and its importance. The other suggested solution was multisectoral collaboration beyond the medical field, partnering and collaborating with other sectors and the government to offer favorable conditions for oral health education, interventions and treatment. Such collaborations ensure that oral health continues to be a priority. Finally, more emphasis needs to be put on research on hoe to reduce the inequality gap and make oral health more available.
Clearly oral health is a subject that needs to be seriously addressed and you never know just how serious t is until your tooth aches!
The Global Social Business Summit 2022 is an annual gathering of world leaders and social entrepreneurs aimed at sharing thought leadership, practical skills, and inspiring change all over the world. The Global Social Business Summit is for anyone and everyone who are and want to be a part of the social business movement and ecosystem. It is a community of lifelong learners seeking meaningful connections with people who want to make a social impact. The summit is led by Nobel Laureate Prof. Yunus amongst other conveners.
The 2022 summit was held in Kenya by The Grameen Creative Lab and Yunus Centre where Ogweno Stephen was privileged to be cohosting a session alongside Harriet Kamashanyu representing the One young world East Africa. The session titled “Sharing nuggets of leadership skills for successful entrepreneurs” was led by these two and focused on offering practical skills and nuggets vital to starting and sustaining an enterprise. In the summit Ogweno made a presentation off of his latest book practical skills for entrepreneurial success that focused on the fundamental laws that every entrepreneur leader and change maker must understand as they delve into the business and entrepreneurship field. The presentation received very positive reviews from the participants solidified the fact that the content was well understood and delivered.
13 months ago, through the NCD Champions, I partnered with Talanta institute and was supported by Stowelink’s Inc to develop an online course as a way to bridge boundaries and train more NCD CHAMPIONS across the world. Together we curated a world class NCD Training Online course dubbed Non-Communicable diseases for Public Health.
We set an ambitious goal to sponsor 1000 students in a period of 2 years, a fete that we have now accomplished just at 13 months. In 13 months, we have trained over 1000 students in 123 countries and the course has maintained a high ratting of 4.6 on Udemy Where its hosted.
They say dream big and create big impact and this course is yet another testament that we can do it. I really appreciate the support we have received and the reviews across many countries and professionals who have lauded the course.
Many say the course is simplified, accurate and communicates very succinctly on the subject matter. I have been lauded as an excellent tutor who communicates clearly and is easy to follow. Through out the course my goal has always been one, to create lasting impact in the field of non-communicable diseases and this course is certainly one way to do it.
As we move to a paid course model, we are happy to partner with organizations and institutions to offer discounts and subscriptions to train their staff and communities on the topic.