Accelerating Growth and Investment for Early Stage Small and Growing Businesses in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda

Open Capital Advisors and the Lab have formed a partnership to deliver an innovative new form of tailored technical assistance to accelerate growth and investment for early stage small and growing businesses in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda.

PACE - Open Capital Advisors

Open Capital Advisors and the Lab have formed a partnership to deliver an innovative new form of tailored technical assistance to accelerate growth and investment for early stage small and growing businesses in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda. The partnership will work closely with four proven impact investors in the region - Blue Haven Initiative, Eleos Foundation, Montpelier Foundation, and Fondazione Opes – and will screen 60 small and growing businesses and provide intensive support for 15 over two years. Open Capital Advisors is a management consulting and financial advisory firm who, over the last 5 years, has completed over 100 engagements in East Africa. 65 of these engagements were directly for Small and Growing Businesses, for which Open Capital Advisors provided holistic, heavy-touch support leading to more than $43 million in capital raised.

Partners

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Open Capital Advisors

    Service Providers
    Kenya | Staff size: Unknown

    Open Capital Advisors provide intensive, operationally-focused advisory services to help plan and achieve growth. Practically, they help create month-to-month long-term growth plans, implement...

  • Blue Haven Initiative

    Investment & Finance
    Staff size: 6-25

    Blue Haven Initiative is an innovative family office dedicated to putting wealth to work for competitive returns and positive social and environmental change. Investing with high standards to...

  • The Eleos Foundation

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: 1-5

    Headquartered in Santa Barbara, US, The Eleos Foundation strives to improve millions of lives by investing in pioneering business solutions to poverty. The Eleos Foundation and Eleos Investment...

  • Hampshire Foundation

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Hampshire Foundation, Inc. is a Connecticut based foundation working both in Peru and the United States.HF deploys its resources in the form of grants, loans and impact investments to maximize...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2010
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 3.63 Million
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