We believe that fast growing, profit focused start-up companies can have huge impact on the people and markets they interact with. The Baobab Network connects early stage businesses in Sub Saharan Africa with talent and investors from around the world. We are driving growth, innovation and investment in a part of the world that needs it most, while changing the way that big corporates think about talent development.
We partner with big companies that put a focus on talent development, corporate social responsibility, and internal entrepreneurship.learn more
We collaborate with top tier professionals from around the world that have worked in consulting, finance, tech or big business.learn more
We work with high potential start-up companies that are solving key social problems in Sub Saharan Africa.learn more
We support VC and impact investors active in Sub Saharan Africa with deal flow, due diligence and investment readiness.learn more
Nawiri buy high quality Macadamia Nuts from small farmers across Kenya and export them to buyers in Europe and the USA. The company is still very new, but is run by three extremely talented women who are passionate about growing a business with social impact at its core. While working with the founders, The Baobab […]
In March 2017, we took a team of healthcare strategy experts from the US out to Nairobi to help Usalama move from proof of concept stage to growth. Usalama have developed an app that connects users to emergency service providers. Their partners include security companies, ambulance services and Nairobi Women’s Hospital, and their model strikes […]
The Baobab Network delivered an in depth channel strategy and cost of acquisition analysis on behalf of Eneza Education in Nairobi. Eneza are a fast growing EdTech company focused on spreading educational content to rural parts of Africa. They needed support with their marketing strategy and performance tracking so they can keep on top of […]
We spent two weeks with the Zege Technologies team, helping them prepare for an upcoming funding round. A team of financial experts delivered documentation and modelling that has helped the team look more ready for investment and more clued up on their strategic direction. A very interesting two weeks as we explored the growth of mobile […]
We’ve had professionals from the below companies come on our projects in the last year.
The learning curve has been very steep and we managed to do a lot of work in just two weeks
Its been very exciting to learn about the E-Payments space in East Africa
It allowed me to put myself in the shoes of an entrepreneur
The two week experience really pushed me out of my comfort zone.
This experience really gave me confidence. I think it’s reinvigorated my interest in my own job
We got really in depth with the entrepreneurs.
Find out what a recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch investment banker learnt from her time on a project with The Baobab Network http://www.wharf.co.uk/news/business/what-canary-wharf-consultant-gained-12819252
We were featured in The Wharf earlier this month, sharing how we are disrupting corporate talent development http://www.wharf.co.uk/news/business/baobab-network-targets-canary-wharf-12819075
We spent two weeks in Nairobi working with Nawiri Nuts, a Macadamia Nut processing start-up. Read more about how they are balancing commercial growth with real social impact here: http://thebaobabnetwork.com/ourwork/
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