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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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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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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Katsina, Nigeria- Hauwau Ummaru,15, in Dannabasu Village, Nigeria on Friday, August 31, 2012.
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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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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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