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19 businesses committed to making a lasting positive difference to the lives of adolescent girls aged 10-19 from across Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda have been chosen for SPRING Accelerator’s third cohort. It is the accelerator’s third cohort, returning to East Africa where it all began in 2015. This year’s cohort brings together a […]

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SPRING Accelerator is returning to East Africa for 2017, selecting its next cohort from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and adding Tanzania and Ethiopia.  Applications are open on our website from 31 October 2016 to 1 December 2016. We’re on the look-out for established, ambitious businesses across any and all sectors to address market opportunities and unmet needs for […]

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This year’s International Day of the Girl theme is Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: A Global Girl Data Movement.  A key player in making further progress for girls is business. At SPRING, we work with businesses across East Africa and South Asia to harness the power of Human-Centred Design for the benefit of girls. How can […]

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For this year’s International Day of the Girl, we’re proud to partner with UNICEF to highlight what counts for girls’ progress. Today we reflect on the progress that has been made so far – and what is yet to be done. Existing gaps in data on girls and young women, as well as lack of systematic […]

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1. To make the world a better, safer place for girls. Well-designed products or services can give a girl the space and security she needs to learn, the time she needs to work, and the ability to launch a business of her own.

18 businesses committed to making sustainable impact for girls from across Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan have been chosen for SPRING Accelerator’s second cohort. It is the accelerator’s first year in South Asia after launching in 2015 across East Africa with 18 entrepreneurs. This year’s cohort brings together a mix of early, growth and mature-stage businesses […]

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We’re featured in the Summer 2016 edition of Contagious magazine! SPRING CEO Ramona Liberoff explains the thinking behind our accelerator, and discusses some of the stand-out business innovations from our launch year in East Africa. Contagious: How SPRING Accelerator is challenging cyclical poverty through business innovation

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SPRING Cohort 1 participant Totohealth has been shortlisted as one of four finalists for the Royal Academy of Engineering’s prestigious 2016 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation! The prize recognises outstanding applications of engineering to solve problems for people across Africa.  Led by Felix Kimaru, Totohealth is a free pregnancy and early childhood text-message service with a pioneering funding model […]

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The application window for SPRING’s second cohort in South Asia closes 31 May. We’re looking for businesses who are serious about social impact, and innovating their product or service. Is your business legally registered in Bangladesh, Nepal or Pakistan? Does your business have the ability to help girls earn, learn, save or keep safe? Here’s […]

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The application window for SPRING 2016 is now open! This year our Human-Centred Designed accelerator continues in South Asia, launching our second Cohort in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. We’re on the lookout for businesses who want to innovate their products or services to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable girls aged 10-19. We provide […]

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