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Sustainable Development & Social Justice In Action

Our non-profit aims to optimise global relationships with corporations, donors, and philanthropies to make a real impact. 

TEDxAccra | ScaleUp Africa:

"What's development got to do with it?"

IGNITE Insights 2020

A culmination of conversations, feedback, interviews, and real nuggets from IGNITE Business Festival 2020. This piece showcases so much more and how to support and Scale SMEs in Africa

Re-imagining Corporate Engagement with African SME

Engaging with an external implementation partner such as Scaleup Africa to design and deliver cutting-edge SME and Startup engagement initiatives to drive Africa's socio-economic development. SMEs account for 33% of Africa's GDP and play a central in Africa's collective prosperity.

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The Team

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Amma

Gyampo

Co-Founder & CEO
An Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Board Advisor and Consultant to Impact focused Organizations and SMEs; she advises on Tech, Agribusiness, Sustainable Development, Impact Investing, Diversity, Skills Development, Diaspora Engagement. Amma has over 15 years of consulting experience working with clients including BlackBerry and Vodafone in the Europe. Her work and thought leadership have been highlighted in Forbes, Entrepreneur.com and BBC.

Olivia

Asiedu-Ntow

Co-Founder & COO
Over 15 years experience in building and developing brands both in Europe and Africa. She has entrepreneurial zeal and a passion for growth and development. She has been prolific in Global and Pan African agencies. Her strength is in developing brands and building a connection between them and their stakeholders. Olivia is relentless, a force of nature, shrewd, personable and above all a real connector.
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Inequality
As a locally-led development partner and social justice movement, we fight inequality via community economic development, institutional effectiveness and sector strengthening in West Africa.

We also help progressive donors achieve wealth redistribution and reparative justice goals - facilitating systems change philanthropy, localization, critical resource generation and frontline action.

We deliver real impact and positive futures in close partnership with communities - with the urgency of now and sustainable outcomes.
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With over 10,000 women and youth who have benefited from our projects and events since 2020, we are now a nonprofit ready to deepen our impact with new donors, partners, board members and supporters.

2020

Find out how our nonprofit works with communities here.

with Impact Investing Ghana
Global Advisory Board
Partnering for Change Events

Accelerator for Female Empowerment

COVID Resilience and Recovery Programme

Strengthening Supply

Boosting Profits For Female-Led Micro Agribusinesses With Digital & Financial Literacy Tools

Africa Summit 2021 – SME Engagement, Branding and Communications

New, Green Economy

Boosting Profits For Female-Led Micro Agribusinesses With Digital & Financial Literacy Tools

‘Green’ Agric, Food Processing and Product Marketing Capacity Building

Promoting “Africa’s Horticultural Highway”

Professionalising 14 National Women’s Groups And Associations With Over 1m Members

Find out more about our partners and how we work with them here.

Survival Series

ScaleUp Africa was one of the first entrepreneurial support companies in Africa to ‘go virtual’ to meet the critical support needs of SMEs accross Africa.

IGNITE - Pan-African Business Festival

ScaleUp Africa has had great success in providing knowledge sharing, capacity building, financial inclusion, market access, value chain and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs of African descent globally.

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Projects

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A brief write-up of project partner goes here. Either that or key achievements of the project. Open for discussion

A brief write-up of project partner goes here. Either that or key achievements of the project. Open for discussion

ESOKO - AgriTech

Boosting Profits For Female-Led Micro Agribusinesses With Digital & Financial Literacy Tools

During this programme with ESOKO, ScaleUp Africa trained almost 300 micro enterprises in the Agriculture sector on the full potential of the mobile phone. Due to low literacy rates, most agribusinesses are unable to access information pertaining to Climate, Market Pricing etc, limiting their productivity and profitability. Training content featured different mobile money, information, operational procedures and scenarios in the local language – enabling the women to leverage their mobile phones as a Business Tool for the first time.

Access to digital credit services and market information like commodity prices were some important outcomes of the since most of these women. The project enabled them to make informed decisions about when, where and at what price to sell their commodities – using their mobile phone to access real time market price information from district and regional markets to increase their profits.

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IGNITE - Pan-African Business Festival

ScaleUp Africa has had great success in providing knowledge sharing, capacity building, financial inclusion, market access, value chain and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs of African descent globally.

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Events

Coming Soon

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Supporting the next generation of Agricultural Entrepreneurs

Our CEO and Co-founder, Amma Gyampo, will be joining a truly world-class line-up of speakers who will be sharing their insights and exploring the huge variety of exciting opportunities for innovations in food and agriculture that exist in countries across Africa.

24th June: 11am GMT

INSIGHTS

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Re-imagining Corporate CSR and Supply Chains For SMEs - Unlocking Millions of Jobs

Engage with an external thought leader and implementation partner like Scaleup Africa, to design and deliver cutting-edge ESG and CSR  initiatives to drive collective corporate and broader socio-economic development in Green Growth, Gender Equality and Jobs etc

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IGNITE Insights For Donor Advised Funds, Wealth and Philanthropy Advisors

A culmination of conversations, feedback, interviews, and real nuggets from ScaleUp Africa’s IGNITE Business Festival. Learn more about how to build better impact investing pipelines and support job creation for tens of millions …

TEDxAccra Talk
II ScaleUp Africa's Co-Founder Amma Gyampo II

In this COVID edition of TEDx Accra, "What's Development got to do with it?"
explores themes of Patriarchy, Wealth Redistribution, Charitable Giving and Power Dynamics in Global Philanthropy. Learn how to approach wealth redistribution and about modern trends in Philanthropy and Charitable Giving - inspired by Darren Walker, Mackenzie Scott and her Yield Giving team...

Re-imagining Corporate Engagement with African SME

Engaging with an external implementation partner such as Scaleup Africa to design and deliver cutting-edge SME and Startup engagement initiatives to drive Africa's socio-economic development. SMEs account for 33% of Africa's GDP and play a central in Africa's collective prosperity.
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IGNITE Insights 2020

A culmination of conversations, feedback, interviews, and real nuggets from IGNITE Business Festival 2020. This piece showcases so much more and how to support and Scale SMEs in Africa
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TEDxAccra | ScaleUp Africa:

“What’s development got to do with it?”