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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Fast Company (FastCo) recently published its list of most innovative companies of the year 2016, and this year SPRING’s Sanivation and Totohealth have made the cut! They sit alongside companies such as Facebook, Uber, Netflix, Amazon and Apple. Sanivation is an innovative toilet installation and waste collection service that brings better hygiene, dignity and eco-efficiency to the […]

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In recognition of the 2016 International Women’s Day theme ‘Step It Up’ for gender equality, we decided to highlight the equality challenges adolescent girls living in poverty face, how this affects their transition into womanhood and, ultimately, their lives as women. With support from Second Home in London SPRING hosted an event titled ‘It Starts With A Girl’, looking […]

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In recognition of Global Partnerships Week and International Women’s Day, our Investment Director Suzanne Biegel writes about SPRING bridging the gap between development and private sector efforts to make the world a better place for adolescent girls living in poverty. “On this 2016 International Women’s Day, think about girls and young women as customers and […]

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SPRING will be hosting a session at the Sankalp Africa Summit on 25th February 2:30-4pm, in Nairobi, Kenya. Titled Impact Beyond the Entrepreneur: SPRING’s Acceleration of the girl effect, a number of our ventures from across East Africa will participate in an interactive session on investing in companies whose products or services have the ability […]

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