We are B-Space

We are a Ugandan Social Enterprise that was founded by Development partners SNV Uganda, Oxfam and Base of the Pyramid Innovation Centre (BoP Inc) to accelerate Inclusive Businesses in Uganda.

Our Mission:  To catalyze and orchestrate market driven innovations that positively impact the people at the Base of the Pyramid.

Our Vision: A sustainable and inclusive economy that creates value for people through impact-driven entrepreneurship .

Our DNA

The private and development sectors are increasingly seeking ways to make markets work more effectively, sustainably and beneficially for the low income households. Each party has their own interest and their own challenges. Development agencies are struggling with the question how to catalyze social impact with a market based approach. What should their role exactly be? How best can they facilitate and catalyze private sector engagement without disrupting the market?

Multinational companies increasingly see Africa or Uganda as an interesting growth market and the lower income households as a target group not to be overlooked, as they quickly climb the consumer ladder. But how to tap into these growth markets is for many a struggle. Rich market and consumer insights are detrimental for the right product design and Marketing Mix, whereas common business models are not always suitable to reach “the last mile”. What kind of innovations are needed to generate return on investment, but also include the lower income population as suppliers, employees and consumers.
In an attempt to answer these questions, Oxfam, SNV Uganda and the Inclusive Business  Accelerator Consortium (Comprising  of BoP Innovation Center, SNV, Venture Capital for Africa and Neyenrode Business School), identified the need for inclusive business advisory and incubation services in Uganda.  To meet this need these organizations founded BSpace in October 2013 as a not-for-profit enterprise. BSpace’s sole objective is to accelerate inclusive business in Uganda.

Meet the Team

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Guustaaf van de Mheen
Guustaaf van de Mheen
associate consultant
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Peter Masaaba
Peter Masaaba
managing director
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Agwang Aidah
Agwang Aidah
projects and communications associate
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Ismail Nsambu
Ismail Nsambu
finance and administration associate
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Stanley Musiime
Stanley Musiime
inclusive business
advisor
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Dominic Ruhangayebare
Dominic Ruhangayebare
associate consultant
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Davis Baasha
Davis Baasha
associate consultant
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Douwe van Loenen
Douwe van Loenen
associate consultant



Board of Directors

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Jeanette de Regt
Jeanette de Regt
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Tony Okello
Tony Okello
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Norah Ebukalin
Norah Ebukalin
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Thur de Kuijer
Thur de Kuijer



The Partners – whom we work with and for

Oxfam

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IBA

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FinAfrica

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