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Roo Rogers and Yves Béhar of SPRING discuss with Monocle Radio our mission to deliver life-enhancing products and services to 50 million girls by 2030, and how we plan to achieve this through harnessing the power of local entrepreneurship and disseminating our knowledge base around the world.

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By Grace Mugabekazi, Director of New Business at Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development In most African economies women are involved in various trades, and have been known to mostly run micro businesses. These businesses are important for the survival of their families and of local economies. Now a growing number of ambitious and competent young women in […]

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SPRING has partnered with top-tier global law firm Hogan Lovells, the accelerator’s first corporate sponsor. The firm will provide access to legal advice and support on the ground in East Africa, as well as pro bono advice and mentorship through its global network of specialist lawyers to SPRING’s 18 business entrepreneurs across Kenya, Rwanda and […]

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The sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) takes place in Nairobi 25-26 July, and SPRING is attending! Suzanne Biegel, SPRING Investment Director, is joining GES for a panel on Saturday 25 July, taking place 4-5:30pm Nairobi time, titled Building the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs. Here she is (pictured right) with Director of Legacy Heritage Schools, Mrs. Margaret Koileken. […]

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26 June 2015: Eighteen of East Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs whose products or services could transform the lives of adolescent girls have been selected from over 250 applicants to join the inaugural 2015 SPRING Accelerator cohort. Launched in January, SPRING is the first business accelerator focused on supporting the economic empowerment of adolescent girls in […]

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Exciting news! Last week we held our SPRING Selection Camp. We invited our final 50 shortlist to one of our local events in Nairobi, Kampala or Kigali to pitch their business to our judging panel for a place in our final 18 cohort. Attendees were full of energy and we heard about a huge range […]

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“What is interesting about this project is that it is looking at really tangible, practical and economic solutions to solve the needs of adolescent girls at the bottom of the economic pyramid. But it is not doing it in a traditional, social development way – it is not charity, it is not just giving things […]

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