Solutions Overview

We scale the impact of innovative market-based solutions supporting Small & Growing Businesses (SGBs) by providing infrastructure to identify and act on shared value opportunities.

There are many ingredients in the recipe for growth and impact through innovation: most notably courage, creativity, grit, collaboration and hard work. More practically, for any solution to create discernible change, it requires money, support, mentorship and experience. SEA is dedicated to bringing these ingredients together to spark new solutions to entrenched problems, catalyzing the impact potential of ambitious Small & Growing Business (SGB) entrepreneurs throughout East Africa.

STARTUP EAST AFRICA

Where innovation meets impact

The 2nd ICT Revolution has created entirely new opportunities in a variety

What we do

We have set out to achieve our mission through a unique portfolio of activities which include:

Community Building

SEA builds and supports the infrastructure to unite diverse stakeholders within a defined community around a vision of shared value, social impact and economic growth. Through these communities we help distil the frontiers of technological, strategic and social opportunity into sustainable system narratives that identify key opportunities for shared value creation. Communities are designed to apply the ‘startup mindset’ to specific challenges of social and economic impact.

Innovation Management

SEA partners with innovative businesses and other organizations to co-create market-leading solutions that will drive tomorrow’s economy. These disruptive solutions leverage new technologies to create viable systems from the bottom up. SEA advises existing organizations and new entrants on asset-light(software, platforms, marketplaces and tools) business models and investable opportunities in line with sector developments of the community in focus. Our Approach to Innovation Management is designed to leverage the collective knowledge and participation of communities to pilot new innovation ideas and scale solutions that work.

Impact Measurement

SEA partners with innovative businesses and other organizations to co-create market-leading solutions that will drive tomorrow’s economy. These disruptive solutions leverage new technologies to create viable systems from the bottom up. SEA advises existing organizations and new entrants on asset-light(software, platforms, marketplaces and tools) business models and investable opportunities in line with sector developments of the community in focus. Our Approach to Innovation Management is designed to leverage the collective knowledge and participation of communities to pilot new innovation ideas and scale solutions that work.

Investment Facilitation

SEA partners with innovative businesses and other organizations to co-create market-leading solutions that will drive tomorrow’s economy. These disruptive solutions leverage new technologies to create viable systems from the bottom up. SEA advises existing organizations and new entrants on asset-light(software, platforms, marketplaces and tools) business models and investable opportunities in line with sector developments of the community in focus. Our Approach to Innovation Management is designed to leverage the collective knowledge and participation of communities to pilot new innovation ideas and scale solutions that work.

    Startup East Africa (SEA L3C) builds communities that scale the impact of innovative market-based solutions supporting Small & Growing Businesses (SGBs) by providing the infrastructure for identifying and acting on shared value opportunities.

    ADDRESS

    New York | Boston | Nairobi

    EMAIL

    info@sea.africa