Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Directory

Service Category:
Short Business Description:
EcoBank Microfinance
Support Stage:
Start up, Early Stage, Later Stage, Growth Stage, Mature Stage
Type of Investment:
Debt
Geography:
Kailahun District, Kenema District, Kono District, Bombali District, Kambia District, Koinadugu District, Port Loko District, Tonkolili District, Bo District, Bonthe District, Moyamba District, Pujehun District, Western Area Rural, Western Area Urban
Sectors:
Agri-processing, Manufacturing, Industrial Services
Stakeholder Focus:
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE, GENDER, YOUTH
Service Category:
Short Business Description:
Accelerator Labs will build on UNDP’s partnerships with governments to scale solutions. Together with partners, they will try to learn what combination of solutions can influence how development is delivered. We’ll also be exploring policy frameworks that are needed to frame the ethics and incentives to drive development acceleration and try to identify portfolios of solutions that could spin off into independent ventures.
Long Business Description:

The Labs will identify grassroots solutions together with local actors and validate their potential to accelerate development. Solutions can come in many different forms, from a farmer discovering a new way to prevent floods to a nonprofit that is especially impactful.

The labs will also harness the potential of real time data and people’s energy to respond to rapidly evolving challenges that impact development.

Building on these locally-sourced solutions, the labs will rapid test and iterate new ideas to learn which ones work, which ones can grow, and which ones don’t, bringing experimentation to the core of our work.

Support Stage:
Early Stage, Later Stage
Geography:
Kailahun District, Kenema District, Kono District, Bombali District, Kambia District, Koinadugu District, Port Loko District, Tonkolili District, Bo District, Bonthe District, Moyamba District, Pujehun District, Western Area Rural, Western Area Urban
Sectors:
Agri-processing, Industrial Services, E-commerce, Exponential Tech, ICT
Stakeholder Focus:
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE, BASE OF THE PYRAMID, RURAL COMMUNITIES