The 2nd ICT Revolution

“The beauty of innovation is that once the technology and tools are widely available, people with every possible insight and point of view start working on solutions to problems others can’t even see. Ultimately, it’s the way human beings, with our vast stores of ingenuity, deploy the power of the technology and tools that makes the biggest difference.”

   – Bill Gates

New technologies unlock to ways to create value

SGB enterprises span a diverse range of sectors and business models—from rural agricultural cooperatives to innovation-driven startups to well established, multigenerational small family businesses in sectors like retail, trading, and manufacturing—and are managed by an equally diverse range of entrepreneurs.

Employment

SGBs generally employ between 5 and 250 people. 

Financing Needs

SGBs’ financing needs generally range from $200,000 to $2 million. 

Opportunity-Driven

Are operated by opportunity-driven (as opposed to necessity-driven) entrepreneurs.  

Commercially Viable

Are commercially viable with potential for growth, and employ non-family members.

Employment

SGBs generally employ between 5 and 250 people. 

Financing Needs

SGBs’ financing needs generally range from $200,000 to $2 million. 

Opportunity-Driven

Are operated by opportunity-driven (as opposed to necessity-driven) entrepreneurs.  

Commercially Viable

Are commercially viable with potential for growth, and employ non-family members.

SGB Potential

The positive impact of SGBs on local economies

The growth of small and growing businesses (SGBs) has a significant positive impact on the broader communities that they serve.

Increased Economic Growth

SGBs drive economic growth by creating jobs, paying taxes, purchasing from local suppliers and selling to local and global distributors.

Strengthened Supply Chains

SGBs link local communities to global markets. Producers get access to a larger markets and corporations get a sustainable supply of critical resources.

Improved Access

SGBs innovations offer market-based solutions to bringing critical goods, services and capital to base of the pyramid (BOP) customers. 

Equality & Empowerment

Entrepreneurship is a powerful force for autonomy and self empowerment. SGBs create jobs in their local communities, often in remote and/or poor regions. 

    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.

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