Identify . Shift . Integrate . Transform

The New Entrepreneurs Xchange for Transformation: Idea to Impact project (NEXTi2i),  is an Ashesi program in collaboration with MIT D-Lab, funded by USAID.


The purpose of this collaboration is to create a values-driven incubator that trains emerging entrepreneurs with the focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, (SDG)-driven outcomes in their business models.

Dr. Gordon Adomdza
NEXTi2i Program Director, Associate Professor (Ashesi University)
Libby McDonald
Inclusive Economies Specialist at MIT D-Lab (NEXTi2i MIT D-Lab Lead)
Jewel Thompson
NEXTi2i Project Operations Lead/ AVI Incubator Manager
Arkeisha Amissah-Arthur
NEXTi2i MEL Manager
Jemimah Alemna
NEXTi2i Communications Coordinator
Kendra Leith
Associate Director for Research at MIT D-Lab (NEXTi2i co-lead for Lean Research)
Molly Rubenstein
NEXTi2i Ecosystem Lead
Elizabeth Hoffecker
NEXTi2i co-lead for Lean Research
Jona Repishti
NEXTi2i Incubator Consultant
Rose Akudugu
NEXTi2i Finance Coordinator
Natasha Dadzie