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Change Leaders

Our Change Leaders are exceptional social entrepreneurs in our intensive incubator and/or rapid scale programs. We like to say: "Once a Change Leader, always a Change Leader" so you can also find our alumni in this section.

Please browse our portfolio of smart, brave and passionate Change Leaders and click Read More to find out more about the incredible work that they are doing in Ethiopia!

Current Change Leaders / Alumni
Nathan Damtew

Nathan Damtew

Yenetta Code

To expose mandatory computer programming, project teaches basics computer programming to primary school children from both affluent and underprivileged communities with our tailored hands–on, playful learning program to teach children coding. To get more children engaged in coding and to give parents a little glimpse of what coding is, there is a gamified programming learning app, Be Blocky, that would be both fun and interactive for kids.

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Masresha Beniam

Masresha Beniam

Omnicoders

Masresha runs a training center that provides interactive, practical and real time training in programming and coding. The centre promotes skills in software and mobile app development among youth - especially girls - to bring about quality products to the world and fill the digital gap, while solving real world problems.

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Dejene Adem

Dejene Adem

Dejene supports economically disadvantaged women in urban areas through vertical farming. Women can grow and sell fresh vegetables safely without polluted water, using a strong, easily portable and cost effective bamboo frame.

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Fassika Fikre

Fassika Fikre

m-Tena

Fassika and his partner Tizzita are reducing Ethiopia's high maternal and infant mortality rate using mobile technology, providing timely and relevant information to pregnant women using an SMS application that works on any mobile phone.

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Melat Habtemariam & Ammanuel Lemma

Melat Habtemariam & Ammanuel Lemma

Tatari

Tatari connects employers to energetic, vetted young people. It provides an income to youth who can accept jobs when it is convenient for them (eg. fitting it around their studies) while addressing a gap in the job market by access to casual workers.

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Million Gezahegn

Million Gezahegn

MG Greenovations PLC

supplies innovative, affordable & locally sourced climate-smart horticultural solutions. These include

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Tesfanesh Tadesse

Tesfanesh Tadesse

Akinbalo Trading PLC

Tesfanesh supports a particularly vulnerable group - teenage mothers and street mothers who have no access to employment or health services - by providing counselling, vocational training and employment through the baking and selling of injera.

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Abel Hailegiorgis

Abel Hailegiorgis

Abel designs and builds innovative wheelchairs made out of bamboo that are vastly cheaper than any other wheelchair available in Ethiopia.

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Nathan Mulugeta

Nathan Mulugeta

Knands ICT Solutions

kNANDs is a web platform that connects businesses to interns and provides young graduates with internship opportunities. The platform helps businesses find the best fitting candidates while providing graduates with invaluable professional experience.

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Metasebia Mammo

Metasebia Mammo

ACUMEN

Metasebia improves relationships between parents and children through parenting trainings, to help children grow into confident, resilient adults who likely to succeed.

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Ayatam Simineh

Ayatam Simineh

Beautiful Minds Ethiopia

Ayatam Simineh has developed a model for providing free soap and hygiene training within schools to prevent absenteeism and the spread of diarrheal infections.

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Kalkidan  Mangesha

Kalkidan Mangesha

Free Generation Counseling & Social Support Center

Free Generation helps curb substance abuse among young Ethiopians through prevention trainings for parents, teachers and youth, counselling services, educational entertainment programs, in-school clubs and peer support.

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Blen Mandefro

Blen Mandefro

Asmat Product Desidn and Business development plc

BiltTota Children’s Play learning Product” a line of various products that are designed to engage children in play while teaching them life and cognitive skills critical to success in life.

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