LeaP² program in 2019

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LEAP² is a challenge that enables innovations to jump the digital divide and LEAP to the next level. Innovators who go through this program are challenged to boost their innovations to the next level by raising funds through crowdfunding. The goal is to facilitate the digital transition, create (self-) employment and promote socially responsible entrepreneurship in emerging countries.

For every challenge we select 10 entrepreneurs who go through a 2 day crowdfunding training and then we give them one month to crowdfund. The entrepreneurs who are able to hit their 50% mark receive a match fund of up to Ksh. 200,000.

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We have had 2 successful leap challenges in 2019 where we targeted innovators from the coastal region:

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Innovations that received match funding were:

  • Okoa Jamii
  • TechLens
  • Pwani teknowgalz
  • Abetec Hub
  • Psychbeing

2. Challenge 2: Innovative Light & Circular Economy Challenge

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Innovations that received match funding were:

  • Flexi-port biogas
  • Nywele Chapaa
  • Trash to cash
  • Ethahusk Energy
  • Smart bin electric generator
  • Tena pads initiative
  • Plastic bottle bulbs

Learn more about this challenge: https://leap-2.com/en/

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