Why we do it.

While small businesses in high impact industries are often best positioned to add direct value to their communities, they are often last to benefit from digital innovation.

 

Our Approach. 

Our approach is about leveraging innovation to build practical solutions to widespread challenges faced by small businesses in high impact industries across East Africa .

What we do

We identify, develop and deploy innovative technologies and business models to promote the competitiveness and sustainability of high-impact industries in the East African economy.

We identify, develop and deploy innovative technologies and business models to promote the competitiveness and sustainability of high-impact industries in the East African economy.

We enable productivity gains through Innovation

We enable productivity gains through Innovation

Improving productivity in high impact industries will not only require investment but also catalytic interventions, sustained partnership, long-term visioning and a new breed of development innovator. At SEA, we’ve designed our offering for this exact purpose; to empower East Africa in achieving their technology-led objectives.

Improving productivity in high impact industries will not only require investment but also catalytic interventions, sustained partnership, long-term visioning and a new breed of development innovator. At SEA, we’ve designed our offering for this exact purpose; to empower East Africa in achieving their technology-led objectives.

Our Vision.

SEA as a system for promoting the creation of shared value by democratizing accessible and appropriate technological and strategic innovation in high impact industries. 

SEA as a system for promoting the creation of shared value by democratizing accessible and appropriate technological and strategic innovation in high impact industries. 

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Where Innovation
meets Local Business

Technological innovation is often slow to reach small-medium sized businesses, especially in the developing world, like East Africa. The costs of implementing new technologies often exceeds what is practical for any single business to take on.

Our approach is designed to reduce the costs of adopting this innovation through an iterative design and development process that focuses on specific challenges faced by real businesses in industries of high impact. Through this system we are able to leverage modern technologies to deliver higher quality, impact-centered products and services that have a lasting impact for all.

Who we serve.

Local Government

Local government impacts citizens far more frequently and ‘close to home’ than any state or federal government. Responsible for a range of services, from sewage to emergency medical services and everything in between, local government is often the interface where state and national policy meet reality. Despite their high-impact role, local government is often last to reap the benefits of new technologies and strategies.

Publicly Funded Enterprises.

While publicly funded enterprises generally have some characteristics of private-operating companies, they often suffer from the same lack of incentive to innovate. More often than not, their public sources of funding discourage the costs and risks associated with innovative projects. This is too bad, as these corporations are well positioned to realize and democratize the dividends of innovation to society. 

Why do we do it? 

We believe its the most useful way for us to spend our time. Being useful is about creating something worthwhile, something practical and necessary. We aim to provide a system which improves the competitiveness of high impact industries by empowering small-medium sized businesses with technological and strategic innovation. We hope this acts to catalyze broader socio-economic progress, in turn, improving the livelihoods of local communities.

Why do we do it? 

We believe its the most useful way for us to spend our time. Being useful is about creating something worthwhile, something practical and necessary. We aim to provide a system which improves the competitiveness of high impact industries by empowering small-medium sized businesses with technological and strategic innovation. We hope this acts to catalyze broader socio-economic progress, in turn, improving the livelihoods of local communities.

Usefulness Quantified

According to Elon Musk, the total improved usefulness of something is equal to the solutions usefulness to the average person, minus the next best similar item, multiplied by the amount of people who would find it useful.
Or in math terms: X = (U - C) * P
X = total usefulness (Utility Delta)
U = Usefulness to one person
C = Comparable item in usefulness & cost
P = Number of people this item would be used by/affect

Technology Scales Usefulness

New technologies provide access to entirely new capabilities, allowing us to reimagine the business models we use to create and capture value. Technology, and the resulting business models, are the most effective tools for maximizing usefulness through scale as fundamental characteristics of technology being free, perfect and instant minimizes duplication costs. Additionally, the costs of experimenting with and building new technologies has dropped dramatically over the last decade, lowering the barriers of exploring new innovative solutions to longtime challenges. 

In short, technology provides a 'usefulness hack' by reducing the costs and risks of scaling any given digital solution(+P). 

Products Connect People & Technology

Any technical solution is only as good as the strategy that supports it and the propensity for adoption. Successful products abstract away technical details into an intuitive experience that can be used by anyone. This requires the ability to effectively translate real-world problems into digital solutions, knowledge of both the business problem and the the underlying technologies used to create a given solution. This requires modern agile technology processes and frameworks. Unfortunately, local governments and public organizations are often slow to adopt these new models, favoring 'safe bets' over innovative approaches. 
We seek to disrupt this traditional model of public sector technology development by providing an R&D capacity for developing innovative technology solutions to widespread challenges faced by local communities across the country.   

Catalyzing Innovation.
Scaling Usefulness.

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