Ethiopia: A podcast edpisode about edtech and startups
An exciting discussion with one of our social entrepreneurs Nathan Damtew was released in January by LinkUp Addis, the leading online media company in Ethiopia pioneering in digital publishing and online broadcasting. Nathan is a founder of a gamified programming learning mobile app for kids called BeBlocky and a learning center organized to expose young Ethiopians to the world of coding called Yenetta code. In the second episode of the podcast “The Growth Cast'' he shared the various ins and outs of obtaining investment as a startup, and discussed the EdTech and Tech industries.
Sweden: Incubator with for profit entrepreneurs
We started our core incubator program with four new entrepreneurs. It is the first time we have for profit entrepreneurs and it creates a great mix of exciting innovations.
Bulgaria: Accelerating a new set of finalists
We kicked-off PROMYANATA Accelerator program with five new finalists. Тhe first group take-off session took part at the beginning of January and in the beginning of February we had the first individual meeting with the big winner - Svetoslav Samuilov from Zahariev Fight Team. The organization is creating adapted fitness centers for children with disabilities in Ruse and with our support he plans to expand its activities to other big cities in Bulgaria.
Ghana: A new program with the Jacobs Foundation
This year we will collaborate with the Jacobs Foundation to provide tailored support to ten education-focused social entrepreneurs in Ghana. A two-year scaling readiness program will strengthen the evidence-based aspect of their solutions and lay the groundwork for future scaling. We are looking forward to investing our know-how, resources and networks to help social entrepreneurs in Ghana to impact children’s educational outcomes at the scale and depth they desire.
Latvia: Our Alumnus continues scaling
Our Latvian alumnus - "Bowl of Happiness" (LLC "BeAtus") - received a grant of 50 000 EUR to set up a mobile service, purchase five warm grain boxes, carry out research and create trademark to provide more services to children and young people, especially the ones with disabilities. By offering activities in warm natural materials, the level of stress decreases while the ability to learn, recognize emotions, adapt and build relationships improves.