Entrepreneurs in Residence

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Live and breathe like an entrepreneur

Our world-famous Entrepreneurs in Residence programme immerses global corporate talent into tech start-ups in Africa for intensive, high impact, five-day projects.

Learn about innovation from entrepreneurs who are changing the world

Alongside the high impact consultancy work that we do, our internationally renowned Project Managers run workshops and training sessions in three core areas:

Design Thinking and Lean Methodologies
Bootstrapping and Lean Methodologies
Building Social Businesses

“An unexpectedly super experience. I love numbers, but this experience taught me how they can be used to create magic – stories, narratives and value propositions for start-ups.”

Aditi Phadnis

JP Morgan, Mumbai


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participants have come through our EIR programmes


top global corporates have been represented


countries around the world have been represented


hours of support have been given to tech start-ups across Africa

“Switching the side of the table, from fund manager to start-up member, was an eye-opening learning experience and I highly recommend it to any professional.”

Dom Weller

Octopus Investments, London

Upcoming programmes

Spend a week immersed in an early stage tech business in Africa, driving business growth and learning from world class entrepreneurs.

Rwanda Project

Innovation in Rwanda


17th - 21st September

In September, we will be working with two disruptive tech start-ups in Kigali, supporting them with their product development, go to market and scale. We are looking for a team of high calibre business minds to join us for a week in what has become one of Africa’s most exciting tech hubs. This is a unique opportunity to learn about innovation and drive real impact in Rwanda.

Deadline for applications is 31st July 2018.

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Idea to Start-Up Ghana


15th - 19th October

In October, we will be running a programme out of our Ghana office, focused on exciting, early stage tech businesses in Accra. Ghana has become a hotbed of innovation in the last three years, and Accra now has one of Africa’s most advanced tech ecosystems. We will be spending a week helping two of the region’s most high impact start-ups develop their propositions and grow.

Deadline for applications is 17th August 2018.

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Ghana Project
Ethiopia Project

Grow Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

5th - 9th November

In November, we will be spending a week in Addis Ababa, working with start-ups focused on building solutions to food and water security. There has been a severe food crisis and drought across Ethiopia for the last 18 months, which has affected millions of people. We believe that technology can be a powerful tool to overcome this.

Deadline for applications is 15th September 2018.

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Blockchain in Kenya


26th - 30th November

In November, we will be taking a team of global consultants to Nairobi to work with two of Kenya’s most exciting blockchain start-ups. Blockchain has amazing applications across key industries like finance, agriculture and health, and we are excited to work with some of the region’s most exciting tech founders building solutions in the space.

Deadline for applications is 28th September 2018.

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Kenya Project

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