Venture Spotlight: Syna Consultancy

The Health Entrepreneurship (HENT) Challenge’s first cohort is getting ready for their upcoming visit to Toronto, where they will continue their implementation phase through activities targeting business development, expanding entrepreneurial networks and facilitating exposure to potential investors.

In the meantime, the HENT Communications team caught up with the ventures from the first HENT Challenge cohort to learn more about the origins of their companies, what they’ve learned to date, and what is coming up next…

Syna Consultancy was created after a conversation with the parent of child with cerebral palsy who was advocating for a hygienic and dependable bathroom solution. After noticing the lack of access to safe and dignified toilets for those who are physically challenged, Co-Founders Sylvia Nyaga and John Kemoli were driven to create an innovative sanitation solution to not only reach those with cerebral palsy, but more generally to aid physically challenged, elderly, and sick populations. Nyaga and Kemoli were faced with the obstacle of recognizing that all physically challenged populations have different needs. They addressed this obstacle by planning, designing and installing tailor-made sanitation solutions for each population while acknowledging that sanitation training is also needed alongside implementation. Syna Consultancy has obtained a utility-model for their innovative design.

What is the accomplishment to date that your team is most proud of?
The successful transition from prototyping to final product, which is currently in the market, impacting lives and contributing towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6. Additionally, we have grown our sales by five times over the course of the last year. 

If you could give advice to another founder getting started, what would that be?

Starting a venture comes with its share of challenges, but nothing beats the feeling of witnessing your innovation make a difference and impact lives. I would advise them to keep being resilient and continuously think outside the box.

Looking forward, Syna Consultancy will introduce leasing of their flagship product, the Utulav toilet, to make it accessible to people with temporary disabilities and those who cannot afford the full product price. Additionally, the venture is focused on promoting inclusivity of their product by offering their expertise as consulting services to architects and construction professionals and hope to expand services to East Africa by the end of 2023.


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