GrowthAfrica – Conceptualisation, design, and launch of a scalable and replicable model for a data observatory for scaling commercial ventures in Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda

About GrowthAfrica

A Pan-African accelerator and entrepreneur support organisation dedicated to accelerating the growth and impact of African entrepreneurs. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Nairobi, GrowthAfrica has a presence across the continent, with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, and Zambia, and extending its activities to Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Mozambique.

How the RISA Fund grant will be used

The GrowthAfrica’s project aims to provide insights on how commercial ventures in East Africa scale and will focus on Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda. Data will be collected and used  to support East African venture growth while concurrently improving research infrastructure. By leveraging the strengths of both the public and commercial sectors, the project aims to unlock the untapped value in data sharing and promote a collective benefit for the ecosystem through a collaborative data observatory. 

This is a unique project that aims to build a data observatory to provide evidence on what factors influence firm growth.

The project is being implemented in collaboration with Systemic Innovation, policy makers and other stakeholders in the private sector.