Learn about Design and Manufacture of BoP Products via the bootcamp of D-Lab and IBA

May 3, 2016 in Hub-Blog

This upcoming online bootcamp organized by MIT’s D-Lab and the Inclusive Business Accelerator is an introduction to design for manufacturability and choosing manufacturers in the context of products in BoP markets. The course is intended for start-up or product development teams who have a working ... (more...)

Develop the next breakthrough innovation for BoP markets: Join the online bootcamp on Inclusive Innovation!

February 9, 2016 in Hub-Blog

Are you looking to create or improve a new product or service together with low-income groups? Join the Inclusive Business Accelerator bootcamp on ‘Inclusive Innovation’, organized together with the “empowering people. Network” of the Siemens Stiftung and Engineering for Change, and learn ... (more...)

“It would be great to see successful exits in the impact space that really prove out our thesis at Unitus Impact”

January 7, 2016 in Hub-Blog

Part of our work at the Inclusive Business Accelerator is building networks of inclusive business entrepreneurs, BDS professionals and impact investors. Shuyin Tang belongs to the last group as she is working in Southeast Asia for venture capital firm Unitus Impact. We contacted Shuyin to hear more ... (more...)

Interview Will Coetsee: “Botanica is ready to engage impact investors”

January 7, 2016 in Hub-Blog

We had a chance to catch up with Will Coetsee, Managing Director of Botanica Natural Products. Botanica from South Africa is one of the businesses that participated during the SEED/IBA Investor Forum in Nairobi in September of last year. Register as investor on the IBA platform to get access to the ... (more...)

“Tambul Leaf Plates aims to create 1000 micro-enterprises in North East India”

November 30, 2015 in Hub-Blog

Tambul Leaf Plates from India is one of the more than 165 ventures on the Inclusive Business Accelerator online platform. They produce & market biodegradable disposable dinnerware through community owned micro-enterprises. Products are made from the fallen sheath of the Areca nut palm. We contacted ... (more...)

“I enjoyed the IB Accelerator bootcamp and found the ‘Pitch canvas’ very useful”

November 6, 2015 in Hub-Blog

Recently the Inclusive Business Accelerator platform organized an online ‘Pitch your Inclusive Business’ bootcamp and the three best performing participants won a personal coaching session with pitch coach David Beckett. One of the three winners is Rocio Perez Ochoa of Bidhaa Sasa (second ... (more...)

Join the largest research on the performance of startups in Africa to date

October 20, 2015 in Hub-Blog

Dear Entrepreneur, The Startup Africa Research team invites you to participate in our annual benchmark study on African venture performance. The reliable data on performance of early-stage, high growth ventures in Africa is very scarce. Our ambition is to change the world’s perception of business in ... (more...)

Inclusive Business matchmaking in Vietnam: “Investors have a real interest in these companies”

October 7, 2015 in Hub-Blog

Fifteen Vietnamese inclusive business ventures pitched their plans on 25 September to a group of local and international investors. The first edition of the Inclusive Business Matchmaking Marketplace took place in Ho Chi Minh City, the business metropolis of Vietnam, and was organized by the Vietnam ... (more...)

Vietnamese business development providers trained on use of Inclusive Business Accelerator toolkit

September 4, 2015 in Hub-Blog

The Inclusive Business Accelerator (IBA) program successfully organized a training course on Inclusive Business (IB) Tools and Services in Hanoi, Vietnam. A total of eleven Business Development Service providers and five SNV staff received trainings on essential and recognised skills for IB consultancy. The ... (more...)

River turbines to replace diesel irrigation pumps in Colombia

September 3, 2015 in Hub-Blog

Smart Hydro Power creates environmentally friendly river turbines as the backbone for its rural electrification solutions. Recently the German company started a project in Colombia to showcase how their system will replace diesel irrigation pumps. We contacted Juliana Baumgartl from Smart Hydro Power ... (more...)