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The Future Is Creative.


We believe in the social and economic potential of East Africa's creative economy sector.

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The Future Is Creative.


We believe in the social and economic potential of East Africa's creative economy sector.

 

and we want to be a part of it.

We are an East African company that believes in the transformative social and economic potential of the creative economy sector in the East African region.

From Nairobi, Kampala, Kigali, Arusha, Lamu to Dar es Salaam, the creative sector is where the creation of new products and new cultural experiences is happening. We want to be in the forefront of helping producers of cultural goods and services to build high-value, profitable businesses where new ideas will come to life, and where the highest potential for great profits, great jobs and happy people will be found.

 
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Grow Your Creative Business.


Every March and September, HEVA invests in East African creative businesses. Designers, photographers and crafts professionals welcome.

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Grow Your Creative Business.


Every March and September, HEVA invests in East African creative businesses. Designers, photographers and crafts professionals welcome.

How do you access support to grow your creative business? We CAN HELP.

How does the fund work?

Twice a year (March and September), we accept applications from creative startup businesses in the fields of fashion, crafts, commercial photography and interior design* looking for financing. Successful applicants receive tailor-made packages of investment, capacity support and advice from our team (up to KES 1 million for first-time applicants and up to KES 10 million in later cycles).

These packages allow you to increase your production capacities, launch new product lines, invest in new technology or expand your distribution networks.

AM I ELIGIBLE?

  • Is your business based in commercial photography, crafts and handmade items, fashion and apparel or interior design?
  • Has your business been in operation for a year or more?
  • Do you have financial records for the past year (e.g. bank statements, financial statements, M-Pesa statements, a receipt book or transaction records)?

If so, you're eligible to apply!

SEPTEMBER CALL NOW CLOSED.
STAY TUNED FOR OUR MARCH 2017 CALL!

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Expand Your Horizons.


Training, exchanges and networking for the creative entrepreneur.

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Expand Your Horizons.


Training, exchanges and networking for the creative entrepreneur.

there's always something new to learn.

We are actively building our HEVA Forum program, which will provide opportunities for learning, international exchanges, special skill training workshops, master classes and networking opportunities to help you learn something new. Subscribe below to get updates on upcoming classes.

PAST CLASSES:

HEVA Forum Creative Studio Lighting and Image Retouching (September 10, 2016)
UNCTAD14 Creative Economy Dialogues (19th - 20th July, 2016)
HEVA + CIF Exchange: Plan, Grown and Brand Your Business (2nd - 4th March, 2016)


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