15 social business entrepreneurs graduate from YSB Uganda accelerator

15 social business entrepreneurs graduate from YSB Uganda accelerator

December 1, 2015

Fifteen entrepreneurs have graduated from the first ever Yunus Social Business (YSB) accelerator programme. The programme which was launched at the beginning of 2015 targeted a cross section of social entrepreneurs who were asked to submit their proposals. The programme designed for visionary social entrepreneurs aims to grow their businesses as they create social impact in the communities they work with. It was an intensive experience during which the entrepreneurs received expert coaching, mentoring, exposure to potential investors and partners.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Mr Patrick Bitature, the chairman, Private Sector Foundation and also social business entrepreneur, told the business minds that they are now standing on the threshold of moving their social business to the next level.

However, he reminded them the principles of social business and the learnings from this accelerator programme, urging them to look at their group-mates, coaches and mentors, because from now on life will scatter them around again. "So meet to consult, recall the best moments of this program that you shared, and put in practice what you learned," he cautioned the graduands.

Eriab Kiza, the executive director YSB -Uganda said there is one major reason for the accelerator program which was to address the shortage of strong growth-oriented social entrepreneurs ready to utilize impact funds.

The YSB accelerator programme is, therefore, focused on identifying such entrepreneurs, helping them to design businesses for high social impact, supporting them in testing ideas for scaling up, coaching them to become financially viable and sustainable, providing needed impact funds at lower than commercial terms and conditions, and generally assisting them to create technology and market linkages.

Story by Jonathan Adengo.

All Africa Media, originally published in http://allafrica.com/stories/201511271302.html

NewsDecember 1, 2015


Previous post

There is no previous post

Next Post

There is no next post

Yunus Social Business participate in Social Business Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh and online

YSB-Albania participated in three regional seminars

YSB, Virgin Unite & Clinton Foundation Launch Haiti Forest Initiative!

YSB & AfDB launch HSBM in Africa during National Conference

Saskia speaker at launch event of the Global Impact Insitute in London in July

Saskia nominated as Young Leader of the German-American network Atlantik Brücke

Saskia Bruysten at Hong Kong Social Entrepreneuship Summit (SES) 2012

Grameen Danone Foods Ltd – Nutrition

Muhammad Yunus: Interview with the Economist

Prof. Yunus and YSB in New York

Read our first blog in the Huffington Post!

Membership into EVPA

Grand Opening: Ferme Avicole Entrepreneurs Sociaux de Nicolas

The Power of Social Business - A report co-authored by BCG and Yunus Social Business

Saskia Our CEO in 'The Wired Smart List 2013'

Singularity University and YSB Partner To Impact Global Development

Interview with YSB's CEO Saskia Bruysten in Remarkable Magazine

YSB partners with BCG to advance social business

Interview with our CEO Saskia Bruysten in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Berliner Morgenpost Interview with Saskia and Sophie

Research: The Power of Social Business

Our Training Week 2018: Hyderabad & Bengaluru

Prof. Muhammad Yunus Releases New Book "A World Of Three Zeros"

Our Week In Davos

A Warm Welcome to Berlin: The Office Launch Party

Yunus addresses 1,300 youth leaders at One Young World Summit in Bangkok

First National Conference on Social Business held in Albania

YSB presents the Social Success Note in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation

Prof. Yunus visits Haiti Oct. 12-15

YSB 10 Years Celebration: Here's What Happened!

10 Years Of Social Business: Anniversary Report

Yunus Social Business Turns 10 Years Old!

6 Female Founders Changing the World with Social Business.

We've been featured in the Hauck & Aufhäuser Magazine (German)

The Need of the Hour Amid COVID-19

Join Yunus Social Business on the Global Climate Strike this Friday!

Why Now? Is the Social Business Movement Reaching A Tipping Point?

Ist „#Social“ das neue „#Digital“? Unsere Gründerin Saskia Bruysten schreibt in Capital Magazin

What are the Yunus Social Business team listening to? We list our favourite podcasts.

It goes without saying, we are living through unprecedented times.

Corona Pandemic: Time Is Running Out Fast, A Letter From Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Yunus Social Business Co-Initiates New Alliance With World Economic Forum to Help Social Entrepreneu

“Going Back to That World Is Equal to Committing Suicide.” - Professor Muhammad Yunus on the Opportu

The Quick Social Business Christmas Gift Guide

The Life-Savers Now Need Saving

COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, Initiated by YSB and WEF’s Schwab Foundation

Building The COVID-19 Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs

YSB Launches Coursera Courses: Education For A World of Three Zeroes

The Social Success Note Playbook Launches Today

As an output of the ANDE SGB Finance Learning Lab, ANDE India and Asha Impact have collaborated, with the support of SAP and UNDP SDG Finance Facility, to put together this playbook on Social Success Notes.

Build Social Businesses; End Global Poverty

While visiting our entrepreneurs in Uganda, Prof. Muhammad Yunus explains how social business can put an end to end global poverty.

East Africa Partner Trip

At the start of March we took a group of our international partners to Uganda and Kenya to visit some of our social businesses alongside Professor Yunus.

Social Business Profile - Moradigna

More than 40 million Brazilians live in housing that suffers from residual damp, mold, and poor ventilation, all factors that contribute to serious public health problems.

The MAN Impact Accelerator opens applications for a third batch!

We have opened applications for our third cohort of the MAN Impact Accelerator and we are calling on European, African and Brazilian mobility and logistics social business startups!

What Is ‘Social Procurement’? And 5 Ways To Do It Right.

Is it possible for a fledgling social business to source to a large corporation? Sounds tough, but we know it can work! Corporations have so much to learn from social businesses about putting people and the planet first - and corporations are a great opportunity for a social business looking to scale. It can be the perfect combination. But it needs work.

Cookie Consent

We use cookies to provide necessary website functionality, improve your experience and analyze our traffic. By using our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our cookies usage.