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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“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” Gloria Steinem Happy International Women’s Day from SPRING! Dating back to 1909, Women’s Day was founded as a strategy to promote equal rights for women. A year […]

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Founded by Nike Foundation and US and UK Government-led aid organisations USAID and DFID, SPRING seeks to support and develop early-stage business ventures aiming to develop products to address the challenges experienced by adolescent girls in developing countries. The project will be take place in eight countries including Tanzania, Kenya, Bangladesh and Nepal, over a […]

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Entrepreneurs understand the general business case for base of the pyramid (BoP) consumers, who represent a global market of nearly $5 trillion. SPRING’s mentors, advisers, and country managers are some of the foremost experts on the girl market. Business Fights Poverty

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