We are seeing the emergence of a robust private sector led by young local entrepreneurs, whose rapid adoption of emerging technologies continues to boost the continent’s growth potential. Advances in information and communication technologies offer new business opportunities for young Africans. From the backyards of Nairobi, Kampala to Accra, youth-led companies are bringing the latest technology to fields as diverse as education, agriculture, and health.
However, for a continent with so much potential, Africa risks missing out on growth opportunities if there is no framework for funding grassroots innovation.
We inspire young people to think solutions to the continent’s most pressing problems. We co-founded an innovation space, Hub Accra to help young people innovate through collaboration.
Using a unique hybrid crowdfunding model, we fund these innovations with a mix of angel investors and a large pool of micro-investments from a wider African middle class investor community.
Through our partnerships with global impact investors, start-ups that go on to achieve a proof of concept get funded to scale their impact across all of Africa.