Jacaranda Health aims to make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and newborns by transforming maternity care in East Africa. We build private maternity clinics in peri-urban areas and are innovating to provide patient-centered care that combines quality and affordability.
One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty. Headquartered in Bungoma, Kenya, the organization works with farmers in rural villages throughout Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and recently Malawi.
Kiva Microfunds (commonly known by its domain name, Kiva.org) is a non-profit organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in 82 countries. Kiva's mission is “to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.”
Nova Academies is a private boarding school for boys that prepares them to excel both academically and professionally. We have two campuses in South Africa, and Nairobi. They deliver a truly world-class educational experience with exciting opportunities to learn and grow both inside and outside of the classroom. Nova students learn to think critically, solve problems creatively, and develop solutions using technology and engineering skills.
One Degree Solar (ODS) is a venture-backed technology company that designs and manufactures products to power the modern lifestyle. We work for the millions of individuals, households, and small businesses that demand convenient, reliable power for phones, radios, lights, and entertainment. As over 1 billion people worldwide demand reliable electricity, we strive to work together on this global issue.
Open Capital Advisors enables growth, investment, and innovation across Africa. We help rapidly growing, high-potential, African enterprises prepare for and achieve growth, while also forming close partnerships with investors and market innovators to help deploy capital, build industries, and increase value chain efficiency.
Penda Health provides high-quality and affordable medical services to low-income families in Kenya, including family planning, preventive services, and broad education about healthy living. Clinical officers use evidence-based protocols and are constantly being trained and challenged to improve their clinical reasoning and patient interaction skills. Penda providers are also trained in patient-centered counseling and use exam room interactions to inform patients about ways to maintain and improve their health. Other patient education initiatives include training receptionists to provide health education and holding community health talks at churches, schools, and businesses. Most importantly, this comprehensive care is aimed at being affordable for low and middle income families.
Sanergy promotes the fundamental human right to sanitation in the slums of Kenya by increasing access to and usage of hygienic sanitation facilities. We create an efficient, equitable, and sustainable sanitation cycle by building a dense network of small-scale sanitation centers across the slums, a low-cost containerized waste collection infrastructure, and converting this waste at our central processing facility into useful byproducts, such as organic fertilizer and renewable energy.
Subway (stylized as SUBWAY) is an American fast food restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches (subs) and salads. It is owned and operated by Doctor's Associates Inc. Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world, with 44,603 restaurants in 111 countries and territories as of January 19, 2016. USA alone has 27,058 outlets. It is the largest single-brand restaurant chain and the largest restaurant operator in the world