Who We Are

Tapona is a venture-building organization that empowers the next generation of entrepreneurs to build impact-driven innovations and scalable ventures. Tapona exists to inspire and unlock the full potential of ambitious entrepreneurs.
We believe in the power of entrepreneurship to tackle global challenges, create jobs and spur economic growth and transform communities. In order to accelerate thriving communities, we support a market-driven model and pre-seed ventures with bold programs that close gaps in business knowledge, networks, and pathways to unlock the business potential to create impact. Tapona Foundation is a non-profit organization, based in Nairobi, Kenya, guiding and supporting entrepreneurs to co-create a more equitable and sustainable future.

Our Approach

We are an organization made up of diverse entrepreneurs and leaders who believe the Entrepreneurship Development agenda in a thriving ecosystem can transform lives and African communities.

We are an organization made up of diverse entrepreneurs and leaders who believe young entrepreneurs and enterprise development agenda in thriving ecosystems can transform lives and African communities.


The team behind Tapona is passionate to build Impact-driven ventures.

Meet Our Board

Effective founders and advisors who offer strategic and impactful guidance to the mission

Dr. Matt Dickson

Board Chair

Ana Friesen

Board Member

Leah Bloom

Board Member

Mabel Vonk

Board Member

Our Partners

We are committed to working with our community partners towards stronger, more inclusive in areas where our programs are offered, we acknowledge we cannot do it alone and we need collaborations to grow and transform communities. There are several ways to get involved, let’s talk.

Thought Partners

We are excited to partner with corporates, institutions, and organizations, to create new networks and share new knowledge on establishing more equitable and sustainable ventures. From training to co-branded events, learn more about how we can partner to change lives through a sustainable economy.

Growth Partners

We partner with international organizations, and non-profit and leading organizations, such as Echoing Green, to support business economic development programs. We have developed a partnership program where the benefits are mutual, and together we build a network of impact.

Let's Talk About Partnership