Fledge is a global network of impact accelerators, each providing an intense program of entrepreneurial education and mentorship, guiding entrepreneurs through the complex path from idea to revenues and profits.
For each session, we seek the most impactful startups from around the world. We have invested in dozens of African startups to-date, and with a partner run an annual week-long program in Nairobi. Fledge graduates include companies like BURN Manufacturing, East Africa Fruit, OBRI Tazania Geossy, Chicken Basket, Cowtribe, Asheba Enterprise, Agromyx, Swahili Honey, Kalahari Honey, Ziweto Enterprise, Obamastove, and more, who combined have raised millions of dollars of investments, earn millions of dollars in revenues, and which are improving the lives of millions of Africans.
Each invitee receives $20,000 in cash and is invited to 7 weeks of intense training, surrounded by a flood of experienced mentors and impact investors.
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Africa, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Agribusiness, Clean technology, Computer software, Creative, media and entertainment, Diversified services, EdTech, Education, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, HealthTech, Renewable energy, Utilities, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene