Unverified non-profit organisation

TechnoServe helps entrepreneurial men and women in the developing world capitalize on business opportunities that create jobs and income for poor people. Our advisors impart critical skills and knowledge that promote a thriving private sector. The resulting economic growth helps people improve their lives and secure a better future for their families.

The first step of TechnoServe’s approach is to build businesses in developing countries by locating emerging entrepreneurs and nurturing them through training, mentoring and networking. Then, it helps entrepreneurs to identify customer needs by tapping into market information that is immediately useful for their purposes. TechnoServe also develops entrepreneur’s capacity to assemble capable managers, create sound business plans, raise financing and penetrate markets. A world-class advice is provided through strategic alliances with experts in the fields of finance, management consulting and agriculture.


Year established


Participant in relevant networks

Technoserve's partners include: * Bill and Melinda Gate's Foundation * The Coca-Cola Company * Inter-American Development Bank * Microsoft * Nespresso * Standard Bank * USAID * USDA * Ecustoms * Cargill

About this organisation

Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of services / personnel

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States Europe: United Kingdom

Global issues

Job creation and enterprise development