What we do overview

We work with public and private organizations to align interests and unlock access to capital through innovative market-based solutions.

We work with public and private organizations to align interests and unlock access to capital through innovative market-based solutions. 

We build sector-specific communities designed to align innovation with impact in order to unlock new sources of capital. Through the identification of shared value opportunities and a plug-and-play innovation process we aim to remove the barriers inhibiting Foundations, Corporations and the Public Sector from participating in the widespread economic and social progress occurring across East Africa.

STARTUP EAST AFRICA

Where innovation meets impact

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.

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 distill the frontiers of technological, strategic and social opportunity into 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. We advise existing organizations and new entrants on asset-light(software, platforms, marketplaces and tools) business models. 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 works with its community partners to define impact measurement and management strategies that align with the needs of investors seeking quantifiable impact. Impact measurement is critical for identifying and considering the positive and negative effects business actions have on people and the planet, then figuring out ways to mitigate the negative and maximize the positive in alignment with one’s goals. Impact metrics should ultimately deliver investment decision information, helping socially responsible businesses align their interests with investors seeking impact.

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. 

    SEA provides Investment Promotion Agencies(IPAs) with tools and processes for analyzing, aligning and promoting public investment opportunities to foreign direct investors.

    ADDRESS

    New York | Boston | Nairobi

    EMAIL

    info@sea.africa