After robbers tragically murdered his brother in 2007, Timothy was able to see through his emotional hardship and examine what could motivate someone to commit such a terrible act. He realized that unemployment plays a huge role in triggering crime, especially among Kenyan youths. Timothy created the "Teen Entrepreneurship Summit," a summer program bringing together a hundred teenage entrepreneurs for a crash course on becoming leaders. After the summit, the participants are paired with mentors who continue to guide them through their projects, assisting them in tackling society's obstacles (such as tribal warfare, crime, pollution and more) and widening the scope of their impact. This is an opportunity for young Kenyans to realize their fullest potential, network, build self-confidence and become employed.
The Teen Entrepreneurship Summit has trained young people in over 100 organizations, already impacting over 30,000 lives. In addition, Timothy has recently co-founded "Oyama," a crowdfunding organization that finds and funds young African entrepreneurs whose projects impact society. He plans to integrate Oyama into the Teen Entrepreneurship Summit to stimulate broader changes and opportunities for Kenyan youth.