Accendio is a Cape Town-based economic development consultancy that focuses on entrepreneurial ecosystem development, innovative finance for social enterprises and product development for impactful organisations.
Founded by Rowan, Accendio aims to address the hurdles encountered by impactful organisations in their quest to solve problems in the world, by providing support to achieve those goals.
The overall vision for Accendio is to become a home for impactful young professionals and leaders in the economic development space where they can work on projects that have impact in Sub-Saharan Africa and developing nations.
Our current clients include the UCT GSB Bertha Centre, the African Management Institute, Viridian and the University of Cape Town.
Meet the team
Rowan is a lecturer and economic development consultant with extensive experience in startup and small business support. Rowan has been involved in founding multiple startups including SMEgo, a funding platform for startups, Loadalot, a logistics startup and Ayabu, a job platform. He lectures business strategy at the University of Cape Town, and runs the regional University of Oxford Map The System competition with the Bertha Centre. He is a founder and non-executive director of Phaphama SEDI which pairs university student consultants with small businesses from townships in Cape Town.
Sinovuyo is a recent University of Cape Town Bachelor of Business Science specialising in Finance and Accounting. She has six years of tutoring experience, ranging from mathematics and accounting to strategic thinking.
University of Cape Town