Today, Charles is helping entrepreneurs, multinational corporations, governments, non-profits, and investors to scale solutions in Africa. “We know that fewer than 0.5% of companies scale. Our mission is to address that problem in Africa. That is why we work with entrepreneurs, corporations, nonprofits, investors to scale solutions. Every single stakeholder in the ecosystem has a role to play; they cannot sit in isolation.”
HYBR offers three services. The first is a 5-year venture support and growth acceleration program called the Young-Enterprise Scaleup (YES) Program. Mirroring THNK’s own ScaleUpNation program, YES identifies and empowers early-stage companies by providing venture support in leadership, execution, and strategy. The second service is a Corporate Solutions Program, connecting multinationals, governments, and nonprofits with innovators to find solutions. Lastly, in its Collaborative Financing Program, HYBR partners with impact investors and venture capitalists to raise and channel growth capital towards early-stage companies, positioned for scale.
In an integrated approach, each of the three programs supports one another: “We find the early stage ventures, improve them through the YES program, give them greater market access by integrating them with multinationals, and scale them up. Then we bring in the financing required for the ventures to operate and scale”.