SPRING is an accelerator working with growth-oriented businesses on innovations that can transform the lives of poor and vulnerable girls aged 10-19 living across East Africa and South Asia. We work with world-class experts to support these businesses to create innovations with purpose and commercial potential.

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The SPRING Network

SPRING founders DFID, the Nike Foundation, and USAID have assembled a world-class team of leading global and local organisations.



Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. For 50 years, Palladium has supported the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of development projects and has extensive expertise in the empowerment of girls and innovative market reform to improve lives worldwide.



Global experts in Human-Centred Design. fuseproject designs brands and gets products to market, from game-changing startups to world icons like One Laptop Per Child. Clients include Facebook, Pepsi, Paypal, Google, and General Electric.



A business incubation hub in East Africa that works with local and international companies to grow their businesses Africa. GrowthAfrica was founded on the desire and mission to proactively contribute to the social and economic growth of African economies through strengthening of the competitiveness of local enterprises.



A network of business accelerators in East Africa with the goal of job creation through youth entrepreneur development. Known as “Inkomoko” in Rwanda, African Entrepreneur Collective works alongside more than 100 entrepreneurs annually with capacity building, mentorship, technical support, and access to low-cost finance backed by Kiva.