More than a decade ago, Kaitlin and Aaron Tait launched Spark International to find and back startups that are changing people’s lives
In 2015, they merged with Melbourne not-for-profit YGAP to combine forces by leveraging local entrepreneurship to solve major social challenges across the globe.
Through its YGAP partnership, Spark runs startup accelerator programs in South Africa and Kenya, empowering entrepreneurial minds with the skills and networks to launch self-sustainable projects that tackle local problems like mental health, poverty and crime.
Kaitlin leads and manages the Spark Accelerator program, and local YGAP staff in South Africa, Kenya, Bangladesh and Australia as YGAP's impact general manager.
StartupSmart Podcast Series: Starting Change
Join StartupSmart for the second podcast series event for a discussion around starting change, meet some of the podcast guests and help spark a new conversation on social impact.
Accelerator vs. Incubator: What's the Deal?
Talk to anyone who’s done a startup on their own before & they will have many horror stories. Find out about the formal accelerator or incubator type programs available to help.