Catalysing High-Impact Entrepreneurship in Africa


Jasiri is one of the programs of Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies in Eastern Africa that invests in, guides and supports entrepreneurs and early stage startups who benefit society by creating high impact businesses on the African continent.

our regional hub



Rwanda is the regional hub of Jasiri. Not only are candidates selected from Rwanda, but the programs are designed to contribute to Rwanda’s Vision 2050.



Jasiri seeks to contribute to the development of the broader East African region and selects candidates from Kenya.



Jasiri programs are also designed to contribute meaningfully to the vision of the African Union of a new, forward looking, dynamic and integrated Africa. Ethiopia is the newest addition to this vision where candidates from Ethiopia are now eligible to be part of the program.

Our Programs

Jasiri invests in East-African Talent and start-ups at the early and high risk phases of a meaningful entrepreneurial journey. We introduce entrepreneurship development programs at two stages of the entrepreneurial journey:

  • Jasiri Talent Investor program introduces Jasiri Fellows to equally ambitious co-founders, and supports them on an individual, team and business level through seasoned Facilitators, Mentors and Business Coaches.
  • Jasiri Growth Accelerator invests in early stage, high potential startups that may still be too risky for commercial funders to invest in. Early stage ventures with potential for high growth and demonstrated product-market fit are provided with funding to support their growth and assisted with investor readiness.

latest articles

Jasiri Fellows Radava Mercantile Gets Additional from Funding USAID to Expand their Program

Jasiri Tai Fellows Radava Mercantile have been awarded a grant from USAID through YALI to support their work in empowering smallholder farmers in Africa. This grant will help them expand their programs and create sustainable solutions for improving food security and livelihoods in rural communities.  “We are grateful for the support of USAID and look […]

Jasiri Talent Investor Simba Cohort #3 Flag-Off Event

Exciting times are ahead for the Jasiri Talent Investor Simba Fellows / Cohort #3, who are now at a 3-month residential intensive in Rwanda. The 22 Kenyan Fellows join 12 Fellows from Ethiopia and 16 Fellows from Rwanda, bringing the total to 50 (20 Female; 30 Male) Fellows. At the flag-off event in Kenya, the […]

Jasiri & KNCCI Support Budding Entrepreneurs

In an endeavor to bring together key stakeholders in the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem to collaborate and support budding entrepreneurs, Jasiri partnered with the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry, ICC-ECA Centre of Entrepreneurship Nairobi to host the inaugural Start-Up Pitch Event. This was held yesterday, 23rd February 2023 at the Jasiri offices, Nairobi Garage, Kilimani. […]


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