The previous few years have seen a gentle rise within the variety of ESOs (accelerators, incubators, tech hubs, and seed funds) in sub-Saharan Africa. These organizations are sometimes the primary line of assist for native entrepreneurs, fixing real-world issues, sitting in investor blind spots. Sadly, these essential organizations – and the individuals who run them – are sometimes under-resourced.
In line with a brand new a report by Village Capital, with the assist of Argidius Basis,, systemic buildings make accessing monetary, social, human, and technical capital extraordinarily tough for ESOs. Because of this, this useful resource hole stifles their means to make the interior investments they should develop their services, groups, and infrastructure required to really assist native entrepreneurs.
The report titled What Ugandan ESOs Can Educate The World solutions the query “What’s working in entrepreneur assist?” drawing insights straight from the experiences of people who find themselves working with entrepreneurs in Uganda, day by day.
The report is a end result of Village Capital’s intensive work supporting Uganda entrepreneur assist organizations (ESOs) by means of the Uganda Ecosystem Builders program, which was established in 2020 to enhance the technique, sustainability, and affect of locally-led ESOs. By way of this program, Village Capital labored carefully with greater than two dozen ESO leaders to higher perceive their wants.
Obtain the report right here to be taught extra about what’s working in Uganda, and to entry a sensible set of workouts and case research developed in shut collaboration with ESO leaders who’ve tried and examined constructing out their organizations’ monetary, affect, and operational viability.