JASIRI selects, develops and funds high potential individuals who demonstrate a history of exceptional entrepreneurial action. JASIRI believes that entrepreneurial teams are at the heart new venture creation and provides the entrepreneur with access to a diverse group of potential co-founders. JASIRI supports new ventures from idea generation to scale.

JASIRI is supported by the Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy (Gray Philanthropy). The Philanthropy takes a long-term approach to developing exceptional, responsible entrepreneurship on the African continent.

There are numerous initiatives in the Gray Philanthropy ecosystem, some of which include:

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Africa Endowment

E2 Trust

Wavumbuzi Entrepreneurship Challenge


Vision: An empowered, prosperous, productively engaged African citizenry thriving in ethical societies with dignity and hope.

Mission: We invest in, nurture and empower entrepreneurs and leaders who benefit society and attack poverty through the creation of meaningful employment while embodying the values and behaviours of ethical leadership.


JASIRI will initially select, develop and fund entrepreneurs from Rwanda and Kenya.

Kigali (Rwanda) will be our regional hub.




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