IGALELO is powered by the INCO Network, the leading social and green startup community, operating in over 35 cities across the world. INCO's ambition is to foster the emergence of a new economy, more inclusive and sustainable.


    South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique & Angola

    We believe that Southern Africa countries should work hand in hand in building a more inclusive economy. South Africa, Botswana and Namibia are ranked in the top 10 African countries where to do business and tech hubs are thriving in the region. IGALELO is coordinating a network of social and environmental acceleration programs, partnering with some of the most promising incubators in Southern Africa.



    Harare, Zimbabwe

    #Communities #Inclusion #Green #Social

    Impact Hub Harare (IHH) offers acceleration programs which are meant to combat the growing unemployment rate by ensuring access to finance and capacity building for local entrepreneurs.


    Gaborone, Bostwana

    #Tech #Innovation #StartupHub

    Based in Gaborone, the Botswana Innovation Hub is offering strategic, technical and financial support to technology-driven and knowledge-intensive start-ups looking to establish themselves, develop, and compete in the regional and global markets.


    Maputo, Mozambique

    #Creativity #Lusophone #Catalyst

    Ideialab is Maputo's go-to entrepreneurship platform, supporting fast-growing startups and SMEs and playing a key role in the development Mozambican startup scene.


    Luanda, Angola

    #Pioneer #Lusophone #Startupstudio

    Bantu Makers is Angola's first and foremost startup studio and incubation platform, turning the country's amazing creative potential into business.


    While women bring a unique insight to our greatest social and environmental challenges, few initiatives exist at the local and global scale to promote women leadership in social entrepreneurship. Mindful of this, Igalelo encourages women to be recognized as entrepreneurs for the creation of their own ventures. To do so, Igalelo organises the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, promoting female social entrepreneurs.

    Selections are held across all of INCO's countries of activity and all national winners meet in Paris for the grand final of the Award. This international award aims at supporting women who chose entrepreneurship as a tool of emancipation and an answer to tackle major social and environmental issues within their communities. The 2017 winner was Nonhlanhla Joye from Umgibe Farming Organics.