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What we do

Changelabs is a top rated social enterprise (impact-centered) accelerator focused on the Middle East and Africa.We build some of the region’s most innovative and cutting edge impact entrepreneurship programs for startups, scaleups, funds, and entrepreneurs focused on key financial and social outcomes. We design and build custom curricula from scratch based on the desired learning outcomes, and have an unparalleled network of global experts who help deliver the content. We have offices in Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, and Cyprus.

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Impactful Startups

Client Relationships
Built on Trust

We’ve earned the trust of leading global organizations including the Dutch Development Bank (FMO), UNIDO (the United Nations Industrial Development Program), Orange, SDC (the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation), the Green for Growth Fund, and many more. Our clients often work with us over multiple years, cycles, and programs – a testament to the quality of our work.

Our global experts

Diana Daou

Senior Executive Middle
East & North Africa
| Visa

Lino Cattaruzzi

Regional Director
| Microsoft for Startups

Max Menke

Founding Parnter
| Growth X

Jake Reisch

| Eversound

Dana Shaheen

Director of Fintech & Digital Banking in MENA

Sean Cheng

Investment Professional
| Philips Ventures

Anna Maj

Fintech Leader | World
Business Angels Investment Forum

Nasser Saleh

CEO & Founder |

Marilyn Davison

Experts | Tufts University

Peter Hopwood

Founder | Hopwood

Jenny Atout

Managing Partner |
Amam Ventures

Our Program Videos

Our programs focus on building entrepreneurship ecosystems and solving real challenges, using business as a force for good. We’ve run some of the most successful calls to applications in the target region and organized impactful demo days that have raised millions of dollars of funding for our accelerated startups. We’ve invested tens of thousands over the last number of years building our brand, delivering top notch programs, working with leading experts, and have earned a top notch reputation for excellence that translates into an unmatched quality and volume of company pipeline.