2016 acceleration programme

The programme will be run in Kenya and Uganda from March to September 2016. This will entail two cohorts of 10-12 startups each picked from Kenya and Uganda and go through:

  • A 5-day boot camp

  • Six 3-day workshops (every four weeks)

  • 40+ days of ‘in-company implementation’

All participants will have access to:

  • Team of GrowthCatalysts who assist at workshops and with in-company implementation

  • Mentors who are C-level executives, accomplished entrepreneurs or seasoned investment professionals

  • Relevant experts, sages and potential strategic partners

  • Vetted investors and funders

Application criteria

GrowthAfrica is looking for motivated entrepreneurs in a variety of sectors, but of particular interest is: products and services addressing environmental sustainability, energy, IT, mobile and financial technologies, agribusiness, products and services relating to the construction sector, and essential services (health, education, water & sanitation).

The programme provides you with a real leverage and advantage by, amongst other things, providing:

  • Clarity and articulation of your business model and core strategies driving success

  • One-on-one mentorship and networking through a diverse ensemble of thought leaders, experienced business executives, successful entrepreneurs, and investors

  • Intensive series of workshops providing tools and insights, improving your entrepreneurial abilities and leadership skills

  • Access to seed funding

Sign up!

Interested in joining our next cohort in Kenya and Uganda? 

Apply here: www.growthafrica.com/startup/apply. Application deadline is January 17, 2016 at 23:59. Programme start dates are March 9 (Nairobi) and March 16 (Kampala).

For more information, visit our website at www.growthafrica.com or email us on programmes@growthafrica.com.

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January 17, 2016
Program dates Mar 1 - Sep 30, 2016
Organizer GrowthAfrica
Website Visit website
Targets Kenya, Uganda
Agribusiness, Clean technology, Construction, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Renewable energy