The Accessibility Institute Hero

East Africa Accelerator 2021

East Africa


Participating Social Enterprises

Acumen and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship collaborate once again and have co-created the 2021 accelerator programme to strengthen the work of 14 social entrepreneurs across East Africa. 

Similar to the 2020 East Africa Accelerator, this programme also combines online learning and coaching support to the social entrepreneurs, with IKEA co-workers (coaches) playing an active role in sharing their knowledge, skills and experiences. Participants learn the value of engaging with customers, modelling finances for sustainability and developing a marketing strategy. 

Through the programme, Acumen and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship support social entrepreneurs located in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda to develop a scalable business model. This allows the participating social entrepreneurs to have a bigger impact on the livelihoods of marginalized people.

Social Enterprises