Social entrepreneurship accelerator, IKEA & Acumen

Today, we’re excited to officially open applications for the Acumen and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship East Africa Accelerator.

The closed cohort 19-week accelerator supports social entrepreneurs in East Africa in developing scalable business models that strengthen their enterprise’s capacity to scale and improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable.

Participants will:

  • Learn to scale their social enterprise business model
  • Receive individualized support from IKEA coaches and Acumen facilitators
  • Get to be part of a dynamic peer community of social enterprise leaders
  • Get to take part in a final summit to network with investors and supporters
  • Have an opportunity to be one of two teams who will be selected for $25,000 in seed funding

You are qualified to apply if you:

  • Run a social enterprise (nonprofit or for-profit) based in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, or Ethiopia
  • Have demonstrated market traction and are post-revenue
  • Have a team equivalent to 3 full time staff
  • Focus on promoting livelihoods, equality and inclusion

Applications close January 14th and will be considered in the order they are submitted.

BE AMONG THE FIRST TO APPLY

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