Programs – Jasiri


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.


The JASIRI TALENT INVESTOR identifies, selects and invests in aspiring entrepreneurs with the potential to create high-impact businesses. This fully funded one-year program takes a long-term holistic approach to developing entrepreneurs by providing them with the time and space to identify Market-Creating Innovation and product-market fit.

JASIRI takes a competency-based approach to selecting and developing entrepreneurs and the Talent Investor is designed with an understanding of the need for patient and holistic support that addresses the challenges and developmental needs of the entrepreneur.


The JASIRI Growth Accelerator supports existing businesses with high growth potential to achieve key growth milestones and get ready for investment.

The Growth Accelerator focuses on startups from Rwanda or Kenya with market-creating innovations i.e. businesses solving difficult problems and providing goods or services to a large number of people.

These businesses must have achieved product-market fit. A lack of sufficient traction is a common cause of early-stage businesses’ struggle to fundraise.