The TGB Evolver is designed for growth driven SMEs based and operating in Ethiopia. The programme includes an assessment of individual needs and expert requirements. Based on that we offer customized business consulting by local and international experts in 1:1 mentoring sessions. The whole coaching is aligned to individual business goals and aims to improve production and services, enter new markets and expand businesses.
The programme includes:
The TGB Evolver programme will close with The Demo Day. All participants of the TGB Evolver will pitch their business ideas and expansion plans. Stay tuned to get the details and join the event in June!
We proudly present the engaged impact entrepreneurs that join the first TGB Evolver. The eight companies design, develop and improve change with their businesses in various ways: eco-social production, community building and social projects. Please meet the inspiring TGB Evolver cohort.
Terra PLC is an agriculture and Agro Processing Ethiopian company and was established in 1992, specializing in the cultivation and production of essential oils from aromatic and medicinal plants. Based in Debre Birhan and Angolela, 130 km North East of Capital City of Addis Ababa. Terra PLC aims to diversify it's product range and sources of income. The products are biodynamic certificated by Demeter International and organic certificated by Ecocert SA.
Amour Leather is an Ethiopian based, female owned, socially responsible leather accessory company. It produces high end and colorful leather products, while creating job opportunities that empower Ethiopian women, paying fair wages, avoiding child labor and improving the quality of their employee’s lives. Amour Leather aims to be the best ethical leather bag manufacturer in Ethiopia by maintaining sustainable quality products and employee’s satisfaction.
Felek is a notebook production company that mainly focuses on keeping Ethiopia’s rich history of artisanship alive. They use waste paper to produce notebooks and pair the sale of every leather bound notebook with a donation of 8 exercise books to areas where a lack of supply of exercise books prevents children from attending school, which also helped increase class attendance. Their goal is to set up an e-commerce website, to start exporting, increasing digital reach and creating an international network for partnerships.
SAMRA provides quality leather accessoires in beautiful urban designs, which empower the wearer and Ethiopian people. The company stands for originality and uncompromising designs with an eco-friendly environment leaving no waste products and all scraps will be used as an input for small accessories and floor mats. SAMRA entered the market with a vision to become one of the leading high quality leather product brands in the world by ethically and efficiently implementing a sustainable fashion concept as a business model.
BlackRhino is a street-fashion brand based in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, that is currently focused on making leather bags and accessories, combines genuine materials, skilled craftsmanship and unique designs. Besides creating jobs in the manufacturing sector, BlackRhino specifically involves the young community in Addis Ababa through projects and platforms designed to network, collaborate and feature talented individuals in the creative sector. The brand’s main goal is to expand its production capacity and tap into the footwear market.
Temsalet Kitchen is a multi-purpose kitchen established in 2015 in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia with a focus on providing job opportunities and economic and financial empowerment for unemployed women. They also share and open the space to host various events, highlighting local talents, pop-up shops or providing a platform for topics that the community considers as important. Temsalet Kitchen aims to enhance its level of sustainability by expanding into organic farming, providing locally grown food to the customers while supporting local farmers.
Actuel Urban Living is a creative furniture, rug and lighting design company, which designs and creates interior products in Ethiopia, that are functional and filled with passion for beauty and quality. All products are produced by skilled local artisans who take great pride in their work. Actual Urban Living aims for business growth, increased production and international export.
Paradise Fashion offers exclusively handwoven, organic women’s clothing with locally sourced cotton and 100% ethically harvested Eri silk. The designs are inspired by a love for Ethiopian tradition and the brand aims to empower women in the sector with sustainable employment opportunities. The goal is to export the organic products to the global market with the aim to enable sustainable livelihoods for local artisans.