We are contributing to a thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem in East Africa.
We are deeply rooted in the entrepreneurship
ecosystem in East Africa.
We are a collective of entrepreneurs, researchers and designers that work together with entrepreneurs and organizations to build human-centred, impact-focused and data-driven solutions, ranging from products/services to business models and programs.
It is our conviction that building and testing prototypes of any idea and learning while doing leads to more sustainable and impactful solutions, and ultimately saves time and money. We believe that multidisciplinary teams are more creative and innovative and enrich each other by more than just their multitude of perspective. Our open-mindedness, human-centricity, curiosity and willingness to experiment connects us and helps us in developing and implementing sustainable solutions together with the partners we work with.
01. Our Values
Our values not only guide our work, but also our organizational culture and how we interact and collaborate with our partners, stakeholders and the communities we work in. We subscribe deeply to the following values:
We believe that each person, regardless of who they are, should have access to equal human dignity, respect, resources and opportunities. This value is manifested in our day-to-day work, the composition of our network, and the partners we work with.
We believe that innovation, and ultimately, systemic change is driven forward through open-mindedness and independence. This value is founded in a drive to work towards a thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Resource-scarcity is one main challenge for many entrepreneurs and communities we work with alike. We strive towards building solutions that are accessible to every member of the community we design for.
Empathy with the individuals we work with as well as the people we design and develop solutions for is the core of our work practice. Every day, we get up to establish an environment of compassion, empathy and mutual support both internally and externally.
We believe that truly impactful and sustainable innovations can be built only if people and organizations with different strengths and expertise come together to focus their energy and skills solving a specific challenge together. This value is embedded in our approach to our work: co-creation & HCD.
02. Our Network
We are a network of entrepreneurs, researchers and designers that work
together with our partners to contribute to a thriving, sustainable and disruptive
innovation end entrepreneurship ecosystem in East Africa and beyond.