"Africa is booming with young talent but lacking in support structures needed for enabling innovators and entrepreneurs to develop their ideas and build transformational enterprises."
Impact Africa Network is launched
Our journey began around Mark’s apartment dining table with six wide eyed interns who were the very first cohort of what evolved to become our Innovation Fellowship program. Through it we have provided a life changing opportunity to more than 100 college graduates.
The first startup from our studio is launched
Our 1st Ed startup, JENGA School was launched amidst a pandemic. We transitioned fully to WFH and learned how to scale our culture even with the distance between us.
Innovation Fellowship program expands to 6 cohorts and 100 fellows working on 8 projects.
Three of our homegrown startups attract venture funding, we hire our first external CEO to lead one of the startups.
IAN startups have secured funding that has fuelled their rapid growth and success.
Our vision is to develop 10 scale-ups, that provide 10K jobs, with a combined value of $10B.