APPLY: Acumen/IKEA Social Entrepreneurship East Africa Accelerator Program 2020

Application Deadline: January 14th 2020

In partnership with IKEA Social Entrepreneurship, Acumen packaged an accelerator program designed to support social entrepreneurs to develop a scalable business model. This 19-week program will strengthen the capacity of social enterprises in East Africa to scale and improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable.

IKEA Social Entrepreneurship is an initiative within IKEA that’s all about making a positive impact. It works with pioneers and pathfinders who use their business as a way to make everyday life better for those who need it most and strives towards a more equal and inclusive society.


This is an intensive program delivered primarily online for social entrepreneurs in East Africa who:

Run a social enterprise (nonprofit or for profit) based in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda or Ethiopia
Have demonstrated market traction and are post-revenue
Have a team equivalent to 3 full time staff
Focus on promoting livelihoods, equality and inclusion


Seed Funding: $25k for top 2 teams

Duration: 19 weeks

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Acumen/IKEA Social Entrepreneurship East Africa Accelerator Program 2020

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