Our partnership with Acumen worked to strengthen the capacity of 34 social entrepreneurs in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Rwanda), to scale their businesses in order for them to increase the assistance for people who need it the most.
Programmes and Projects
East Africa Accelerator 2021
Acumen and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship collaborate once again and have co-created the 2021 accelerator programme that will support another 14 social entrepreneurs in their work across East Africa.
East Africa Accelerator programme
Acumen and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship have co-created an accelerator programme that will strengthen the work of 19 social entrepreneurs across East Africa.
East Africa Accelerator 2020 end of programme
In 2020 Acumen and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship co-created a five-month accelerator that strengthened the work of 19 social enterprises across East Africa. These pioneers for positive change scaled up their business and impact, reaching more customers, finding new partners and supporting more people living in poverty. How? Read their stories here and watch the following video:
From our partner
Starting in 2020, Acumen and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship teamed up to develop a scalable social enterprise model in East Africa. During the program, social enterprises learned the essentials of building a business model that can achieve both social impact and profitability.