Meet the 2016 SEED Accelerator Recipients
Announcement of the 2016 SEED Accelerator Recipient took place during the SEED South Africa Symposium on March 15-16th 2016. The two SEED Africa Winners Electricity4all and Baobab Products Mozambique have successfully gone through the SEED Support programme last year and are now looking forward to deliver their social and environmental solutions at a larger scale. Through the generous support of the Government of Flanders, SEED provides those inspiring enterprises advanced financial support combined with one-to-one support on financial management and access to capital. The support package also entails a financial contribution of US$ 30,000.
- Electricity4all: The enterprise sells and rents solar-battery kits and accessories at solar electricity kiosks in rural off-grid areas.
- Baobab Products Mozambique: The enterprise allows women harvesters to supply Baobab seed and pulp as well as become active shareholders in the enterprise, as part of a cooperative.
Since then, another two Accelerator Recipients have been announced in June 2016.
- Hortinet: The enterprise cultivates horticultural produce and provides training in organic agronomic techniques and skills to smallholder farms in Malawi.
- Mozambikes: The enterprise assembles and sells quality bikes at affordable prices in Mozambique, while looking into expanding into Southern Africa.
The 2016 SEED Accelerator is made possible through the generous support of the Government of Flanders.