The Team

Local experts and mentors. International advisers and organisations. Designers, investors, peer entrepreneurs, and future alumni.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE NETWORK.

East Africa

PATRICIA JUMI

Co-Regional Lead, East Africa (Kenya)

Patricia has worked across Africa and Europe building international partnerships to help East African startups flourish. She is the Managing Director of GrowthAfrica, which has helped more than 1500 East African businesses scale through mentorship, training, and patient capital. She is an Acumen Fund East Africa Fellow and earned her BBA-Marketing from Makerere University in Uganda and her MBA from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. Patricia leads and manages all Kenyan SPRING staff, operations, networks, and activities.

SARA LEEDOM

Co-Regional Lead, East Africa (Rwanda)

Sara Leedom is the COO of African Entrepreneur Collective with 15 years experience growing and managing social impact organisations, providing operations and fundraising strategy to growing nonprofits and social enterprises. Sara’s funded early stage tech startups in Ghana via SBS Venture Fund, and has developed affordable housing throughout the US. Former positions include: Interim Executive Director and Director of Strategy for the Level Playing Field Institute in California, MD of Inkomoko Accelerator in Rwanda, and co-chair of the Oxford Business Network for Africa. She has a BA in English with an emphasis on African literature, and an MBA from Oxford University.

CHARITY MAVISI

East Africa Coordinator (Kenya)

Charity handles and overseas operations for the programme across East Africa. She is a seasoned administrative, logistics and operations professional with over 10 year of experience in her field. Prior to joining SPRING, Charity was a direct selling representative and worked with the Capital Markets Authority, Kenya for over five years spearheading their investor education and market development initiatives. She has a Bsc in Business Administration from the United States International University, Africa, and also holds a Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management.