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ACUMEN AND IKEA SOCIAL ENTREPRENUERSHIP EAST AFRICA ACCELERATOR 2021

Apply for the Social Entrepreneurship East Africa Accelerator

Deadline: 31 March 2021

About the Acumen and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship East Africa Accelerator

Applications for our second Acumen and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship East Africa Accelerator are officially open!

Interested in applying? Here’s what you’ll do as an accelerator participant:

  • Learn how to best scale your social enterprise and business model
  • Receive individualized support from IKEA and Acumen coaches
  • Join a community of social enterprise leaders across East Africa
  • Celebrate at our final summit, where you’ll also have the opportunity to network with investors
  • Have the opportunity to be selected as one of two teams granted $25,000 in seed funding!

The 19-week accelerator supports social enterprises in East Africa in developing scalable business models that strengthen their enterprise’s capacity to scale and improve the lives of people who are vulnerable and marginalized.

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To qualify, you must:

  • Run a social enterprise (nonprofit or for-profit) based in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, or Ethiopia
  • Have proven customer demand and demonstrate increasing annual revenue
  • Have a team equivalent to 3 full time staff
  • Focus on promoting livelihoods, equality, and inclusion

Applications close on March 31, 2021, but are considered on a rolling basis —  we recommend you apply ASAP.

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Visit IKEA Social Entrepreneurship East Africa Accelerator Official Website

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