We accelerate the growth of early stage companies in East Africa.
We focus on for-profit and financially sustainable non-profit businesses across diverse sectors with positive social/environmental impact integrated into their models.
Every year, we run 10 month programs designed to get early stage high potential companies in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda what they need to grow.
We select an exclusive group of fifteen companies for each of these programs, whom we work with intensively alongside our 100+ impressive mentors to get them into the best possible shape to grow. We then expose and connect them to our network of funders so that they can raise funding. But it does not end there. We and the entire UEA network continue to support our entrepreneurs for the life of their company and beyond. Learn more »
Since late 2013, we have run three programs with twenty nine companies from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan. Our companies have to date raised over $5.2 million in funding, created more than 380 jobs that did not exist before and meaningfully benefited the lives of more than 850,000 people. See our results »