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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / March 18, 2011

Acumen Fund East Africa Fellows Program now accepting applications!


Acumen Fund is proud to announce the East Africa Fellows Program! This will be the first in a series of Regional Fellows Programs aimed to further our vision of developing leaders with the operational and financial skills necessary to execute innovative projects as well the moral imagination to create a more inclusive society and social system.

We are looking for East Africans who are passionate about developing solutions to solve some of the region’s and the world’s most pressing social issues. We seek individuals who have a track record of leadership and strong business acumen, and who have been leading a project with large-scale social impact in East Africa, either as employees within businesses, public sector organizations and NGOs, or as entrepreneurs.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM (East Africa Time) on Friday, April 15, 2011. Apply Now!

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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