Flame Tree Initiative

Social Entrepreneurship for African Development

The Flame Tree Initiative partners with African universities to foster scalable, socially-minded businesses that accelerate regional change. We believe that training, mentoring and launching development enterprises -- businesses that confront global development challenges -- is a potent way to contribute to the new, innovative era in Africa.

We are grateful for our partners who share our vision of entrepreneurship as a tool for development.


Similarly, we could not possibly have accomplished all that we have without the generous support of our donors.

Arthur J. Donald Family Foundation

The Metabolic Studio

Ken and Linda Robin

Willingham Foundation