A Different Kind of Capitalism: Einstein Rising Lifts Up African Social Entrepreneurs

By Amber Cortes

Einstein Rising’s final accelerator cohort of 2018

Einstein Rising’s final accelerator cohort of 2018. Photo provided by Einstein Rising.

Einstein Rising is shifting the philanthropic status quo to Africa beyond aid. An ambitious goal, to be sure, but then again, supporting ambitions is what this organization does best.

A Ugandan-based business accelerator for social entrepreneurs, Einstein Rising embraces African solutions to African problems. The founder, Alexis Chavez, developed an approach with her team that focuses on wealth creation with many positive ripple effects on entrenched issues.

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