African Entrepreneur Collective is a collection of business accelerators that support local entrepreneurs to drive job growth.

AEC accelerators partner with young entrepreneurs to build their skills, expand their networks, and grow their businesses so that they may employ others.      

Since launching in Rwanda in 2012, our model has already helped create more than 5,400 jobs, providing gainful employment to local people while contributing to the countrys economic and social development.      


THANK YOU for an incredible first 5 years, creating 5,400 new jobs by supporting 1,600 East African entrepreneurs with mentorship, consulting, training and capital!

We couldn't have done it without AEC's incredible supporters, talented staff, committed board, and most importantly the inspiring young entrepreneurs who trust us with their dreams.

Looking forward to getting to 50,000 new jobs and beyond!


AEC builds the capacity of entrepreneurs through strategic consulting and hands-on skills trainings so that they are ready to take their businesses to the next level.


AEC provides capital leases to our entrepreneurs, giving them the necessary funding and tools they need to expand their businesses.


AEC entrepreneurs are connected to each other and to a global network of experts and mentors, building a community to drive catalytic change.