The inaugural 2015 SPRING Accelerator cohort has handpicked eighteen startup entrepreneur from the East Africa region whose products promises to transform the lives of adolescent girls. These eighteen startups were part of an initial group of over 250 startups that applied for selection into the accelerator program.
The selected eighteen startups have an already developed and innovative product with demonstrated ability to solve the challenges facing adolescent girls. Take, for instance, the ability to empower the girls by enabling them to learn, earn and save without harm. The following are some of the 18 startups selected for the accelerator program:
Sanivation – This startup provides hygienic sanitation by collecting waste and turning them into low-cost fuel briquette.
Jibu – Empowers the youth through the sale of affordable water in a franchising model of business.
Totohealth – This is a health startup that provides personalized SMS messages giving advice on health matters.
To view the full list of all the 18 startup entrepreneurs, click here.
The startups will be taken for a two weeks training at a boot camp location in Nairobi, …read more