We empower & enable entrepreneurship in East Africa and beyond.
We have over a decade of experience in building startups & entrepreneurship communities
Co-creation and human-centred design are at the core of our work.
We offer a suite of services, from innovation projects, entrepreneurship program design to workshop facilitation.
We are a collective of entrepreneurs, researchers and designers that work together with our partners to build human-centred and impact-focused solutions.
We have worked with entrepreneurs and organizations across East Africa to build sustainable and impactful startups.
We work with entrepreneurs to enable them to solve the unique challenges of the African continent. We do this through co-creating solutions, programs and support vehicles with different stakeholders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem through research, human-centered design, leapfrogging corporate innovation and building strong entrepreneurial communities.
– Karina Fassbender, Managing Director
We help to grow businesses
We help entrepreneurs build impactful and sustainable businesses
Circle Innovation went out of their way to understand our needs and customize their offering to suit us. Due to COVID they were able to deliver a virtual workshop that had a semblance of a physical in-person training. Overall our team expressed satisfaction in the delivery of the content and the quality of the facilitation. More importantly every voice in the team was heard which allowed for ownership of the workshop outputs and action plan. This workshop informed the scale up strategy for Villgro Africa!
Circle Innovation’s team worked closely with us to define goals, and then were highly autonomous to get the job done. The level of expertise and perspective they brought to our research project meant we received insightful deliverables without a lot of confusion and micromanagement.
Karina co-facilitated the ALX-Swiss Re Design sprint with a lot of engagement and experience. The balance between short theoretical input sessions and more extended sessions to define a challenge, prototype and test new ideas was excellent. The fast pace of the workshop made it possible that the young entrepreneurs (supported by Swiss Re Experts) presented their findings to a jury and got awarded within only one week.
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