2016 acceleration programme


Jan 17, 2016
Mar 1 - Sep 30, 2016
GrowthAfrica Accelerator
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Kenya, Uganda
Agribusiness, Clean technology, Construction, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Renewable energy

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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