Tangaza University College is an academic institution that provides competence base training to Social Entrepreneurs, training them and enabling them to impact and transform the life of people.
Currently, the college offers undergraduate degrees, Master’s Degree, Diploma Programmes and a number of Certificate Programmes in its various institutes. The phenomenal growth of the College reflects the importance that the Kenya Nation attaches to development in those fields and in education in general, all these being rounded up with a religious and spiritual touch rendering the student an all-round formation at Tangaza.
Ashoka East Africa is an affiliate of Ashoka an international organization that promotes social entrepreneurship by affiliating individual social entrepreneurs into their eco system. Ashoka East Africa was founded in 2001, and is the youngest Africa program serving Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Ashoka East Africa strives to shape a regional, entrepreneurial, and competitive citizen sector, one that allows entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the region's citizens to think and act as Changemakers. For the past years, they have grown considerably both in terms of numbers of leading social entrepreneurs, currently having 87 Ashoka fellows, 15 changemaker schools which equip young people with 21st Century skills such as changemaking, empathy and teamwork, have 50 youth serving organisations and have influenced over 4,000 young people from across the region, self-identifying as changemakers.
The Social Enterprise Society of Kenya (SESOK) is Kenya’s umbrella body for social enterprises in all sectors of the economy whose aim is to bring social enterprises in the limelight and make them visible and relevant in today’s economy. Their mission is to be the main catalyst for development of the Social Enterprise sector in Kenya.
Their key objectives include
To raise awareness on social entrepreneurship in Kenya.
To offer support for social enterprises in Kenya through advisory services, training, research, relevant resources & business networks.
3To strengthen the social enterprise sector in Kenya by guiding the establishment, operations and development of social enterprises.
To encourage the growth of social enterprises as a sustainable way to address social needs (improvement of people’s lives and the environment).
To build networks among social enterprises in Kenya.
To build relationships and work very closely with our partners for the benefit of our members.
To promote the profile of the social enterprises to partners, stakeholders in both public and private sector.
Working at the interface of science and industry, Villgro Kenya is pioneering social entrepreneurship and impact investment in healthcare and life sciences in East Africa. The Villgro Kenya team has over 30 years’ experience in R&D/academia and entrepreneurship in the region that is relevant to healthcare and life sciences technology commercialization. Their partnerships and networks span across the R&D, commercialization and funding pipeline to leverage local and foreign investments for global health impact in the region.
The challenge is not in the lack of technology or know-how to solve these problems, but the lack of a convincing business case to warrant the effort. They work with entrepreneurs to develop and deliver/implement innovative solutions through a business model approach. This includes offering them funding, technical assistance, go to market, and investment readiness.
Their ethos is they believe that Africa’s development problems will be sustainably resolved through for-profit, innovative products & business models that are demand-driven and scalable. Such enterprises deliver social impact by creating jobs for Africa’s rural and urban poor or by meeting their needs as the target market.
MESPT is mandated to support sustainable economic growth and development of Small Holder Farmers, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), through a value chain approach and offers sustainable credit to financial institutions for improved business competitiveness and job creation.
The Trust’s focus is to facilitate support and provision of integrated financial and business development services for smallholder farmers and MSMEs in Kenya. This is aimed at enabling beneficiaries to access finance, increase agricultural productivity, agro-processing, and access markets/ trade opportunities. For over a decade, MESPT has partnered with development agencies, donors, and investors to build the capacity of the business services sector and the agricultural sector in Kenya through our unique tripartite business model that links Farmers, SMEs and Financial Institutions -creating linkages along value chains.
E4Impact is an initiative launched in 2010 by ALTIS – Graduate School of Business and Society of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, with the objective of training impact entrepreneurs in the developing world to support the start-up and growth of their businesses.
Their key goals include:
Train a new generation of entrepreneurs capable of combining economic success with social and environmental impact;
Work with the faculty and staff of African universities to increase the capacity of creating and delivering unique, results-oriented entrepreneurship programs;
Facilitate the international ties between European and African companies attentive to social and environmental impact.
Weza is one of the fastest-growing software development and outsourcing companies in Africa. They owe this to their team’s relentless drive to deliver best-in-class technological solutions to clients. Weza achieves this
by blending top talent with cutting-edge technologies and proven processes, all in a context that fosters entrepreneurship and design thinking.
Rooted in Africa and built to serve the global market, Weza help startups, medium-sized and large firms create strategic software products that drive revenue, reduce cost, and transform their businesses and market performance. By building the right tools using the most effective processes and
highly experienced engineers, architects, strategists and project gurus, Weza
Prosoft gives you access to a global pool of talent and experts at the most competitive cost. In addition to our excellent custom software solutions, our off-the-shelf SaaS products are designed to be modular and fully scalable and adaptable to the needs of our clients.
End Poverty is a faith-based non-profit that works with local organizations in the developing world to empower individuals and families to lift themselves out of the entanglements of poverty. They provide small loans and training to hardworking men and women. These individuals use the income from their business to provide education, healthcare, shelter, and other resources for themselves and their families. Lives are changed now and for generations to come.
The Newmark Group Limited is a leading African Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) firm that ranks among the fastest-growing with a strong presence in the Multinational Brand segment of the market. With a footprint in over 30 countries in Africa, Newmark brings a multicultural and authentically localized approach to messaging, outreach and engagement. Newmark’s wide team of strategy, creative, editorial and content experts enables us to support leading local and global brands to understand their competitive landscape, enhance their visibility and earn a strategic reputation that supports their business objectives.
Etimos Foundation is a network of organizations promoting sustainable business and financial inclusion in order to improve people’s lives and foster environment protection. Since 1989 it has been operating in emerging markets through encouraging partnerships among public institutions, international and local organizations, companies and impact finance experts.
Etimos Foundation supports the creation and development of sustainable and impact-generating small and medium-sized enterprises for local communities, thanks also to innovative financial paths and the involvement of entrepreneurs who can submit their business idea to access the training seminars provided by projects. The business showcase aims to attract any investors interested in supporting companies that combine the adoption of sustainable policies while maintaining profit growth and therefore the use of new resources to achieve the United Nations' objectives: improving quality of workers' lives and fight against climate change.