Who we are
We are a leading innovation company focused on helping ideas grow through human-centred design, research and innovation process facilitation. We work with entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to support them in the process from an idea to piloting of solutions with design research, processes, and tools.
We do this through quantitative and qualitative research, human-centered design, workshops and training, co-creation, startup programs and innovation project facilitation.
We are based in Nairobi and firmly integrated into the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem in Kenya and the East African region. This strong integration supports us in developing contextualized solutions.
Until now, we have supported innovation projects and programs in 10+ countries on the African continent.
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Our expertise in innovation processes, tools and methods allows us to support you in turning your idea into a feasible solution.
Our team has over 10 years of experience in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa.
We are deeply embedded in the East African innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem and can plug into this network for specific projects.
We apply a human-centred lens to everything we do, resulting in human-centred solutions, both for our partners and their customers.
33+ innovation and entrepreneurship support projects
4000+ entrepreneurs in entrepreneurship fundamentals and Design Thinking
15+ human-centred design processes
What we do
We work with organizations on internal innovation projects and on setting up startup programs.
- HCD workshops and training
- HCR projects 3-9 months
- Design and implementation of startup programs e.g accelerators, incubators, or hackathons
We conduct cutting-edge research in innovation. This includes:
- Industry-reports on innovation and startups
- Case studies
We offer virtual and physical spaces for people from different backgrounds to build and grow ideas.
- Research-based innovation
- Plug-and-play model
- Resources and tools
We build communities around innovation and technology in specific industries. This includes:
- Regular meetups and events
- Knowledge sharing and connection
- Tools for innovation and startup growth
While we work across industries and sectors, we have collected in-depth expertise and knowledge in five :
Who we have worked with
Karina co-facilitated the ALX-SWISS Re Design 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