Thursday
April 18
2019

MIT D-Lab Awards Fellowships to Six East African Social Entrepreneurs

By Nancy Adams

The MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups fellowship program, which offers one year of support to social entrepreneurs bringing poverty-alleviating products to market at scale, has announced its six fellows for 2019. This year’s fellows include the founders of homegrown, high-impact ventures in underserved markets in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

“I look forward to learning from — and sharing with — other D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellows and the team at MIT, and to establishing a strong and reliable network to accelerate our growth,” says Peter Nyamai, founder of the Global Expressions Group in Kenya and a new fellow in the program.

All six founders are native to and currently living in their markets.

Photo courtesy of Steven Lilley.

Source: MIT News (link opens in a new window)

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