SPRING is an accelerator working with growth-oriented businesses on innovations that can transform the lives of adolescent girls aged 10-19 living across East Africa and South Asia. We work with world-class experts to support these businesses to create innovations with purpose and commercial potential.

See SPRING in action - Cohort 3 East Africa

The SPRING Network

SPRING funders UK’s DFID, the Nike Foundation, USAID and Australia’s DFAT have assembled a world-class team of leading global and local organisations.



Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. For 50 years, Palladium has supported the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of development projects and has extensive expertise in the empowerment of girls and innovative market reform to improve lives worldwide.



Global experts in Human-Centred Design. fuseproject designs brands and gets products to market, from game-changing startups to world icons like One Laptop Per Child. Clients include Facebook, Pepsi, Paypal, Google, and General Electric.



A leading African business scale-up accelerator. They grow local and international startups and businesses into exceptional enterprises through business acceleration activities, strategic advice and access to investments. GrowthAfrica was founded on the desire and mission to proactively contribute to the social and economic growth of African economies through strengthening of the competitiveness of local enterprises.



African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC) is a network of business accelerators in East Africa with the goal of job creation through youth entrepreneur development. Locally branded as “Inkomoko” in Rwanda and “Anza” in Tanzania, AEC provides more than 100 entrepreneurs annually with capacity building, mentorship, technical support, and access to low-cost finance.