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Impact Beyond the Entrepreneur: SPRING’s Acceleration of the Girl Effect

  • Habel Nyamu Center: Lecture Hall 009 Kenya School of Government Nairobi Kenya (map)

Session time TBC - please check with organiser. 

Join the SPRING Accelerator team and seven of their ventures from across East Africa for an interactive session on investing in companies whose products or services have the ability to transform the lives of adolescent girls living in poverty. This session will introduce the accelerator’s human centered design model - created by award-winning San Francisco based agency fuseproject - and approach to early-stage investment in companies across Africa and South Asia to enable adolescent girls to learn, earn and save without harm. 

Reporting back from the accelerator partners and the entrepreneurs themselves, this highly interactive session is a must-attend for any investors, foundations, corporate actors, and accelerator programmers who want to hear the opportunities and challenges girl-focused businesses are experiencing on the ground.

The outcome of the session will include greater insight into why investing in girls matters for investors and businesses seeking innovation, and what new strategies these enterprises are undertaking to get the job done. 

Partner: Spring Accelerator