NINJA Accelerator Kenya

Supporting high innovation growth with Japan

Overview

Sep 3
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Public Sector Initiative
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Kenya
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Alongside Japanese implementation partners Double Feather Partners (DFP) and Deloitte Tohmatsu, GrowthAfrica is implementing a unique accelerator program aimed at supporting 5 growth-oriented ventures from Kenya per cohort. This acceleration program is part of Next INnovation with JApan (Project NINJA), a startup support initiative by JICA launched in January 2020, to promote innovation and the creation of new businesses in emerging countries.

In Kenya, NINJA aims at supporting Kenya’s post-revenue ventures showing high-growth potential by providing strategic partnerships, mentorship, and access to investments for continued socio-economic development in the country. This one-of-a-kind accelerator is designed to fast-track the growth of impactful game-changers and is uniquely tailored to guarantee value for post-revenue, high-growth businesses in Kenya to help:
  1. Strengthen the foundation of your business in Kenya and gear up for scaling through intensive tailored support
  2. Gain broader perspective, insight, and best practices from a global community of mentors, experts, and instructors.
  3.  Gain unique access to Japanese venture capitalists, institutional and corporate investors, and/or strategic partners like no other program

 


Eligibility

 The eligibility criteria are strictly:
  • For-profit, post product, post-revenue business with minimum of 6 months sustained revenue
  • Office and operations based in Kenya
  • Dedicated full-time founding team
  • Minimum of 2 years of existence, but not greater than 5 years
  • At a stage to raise Late Seed or Pre-Series A funding rounds
  • Founding team committed to fully participate in ALL program activities
  • The business model and/or product/service must be tech-enabled
 We are looking for dynamic entrepreneurs and we strongly believe you might be able to refer companies who can benefit from this opportunity. The call for applications opens August 9th and will close September 3rd, 2021.

Join to Access

  • Tailored support
    Strengthen the foundation of your business in Kenya and gear up for scaling through intensive tailored support
  • Global community
    Gain broader perspective, insight, and best practices from a global community of mentors, experts and instructors.
  • Strategic partners
    Gain unique access to Japanese venture capitalists, institutional and corporate investors, and/or strategic partners like no other program
To apply to the NINJA accelerator, follow this link – https://bit.ly/NINJACohort2Application
To join the Info-session, follow this link – https://zoom.us/j/96030486907?pwd=WVpkYmo5LzRITjR0SFFZc1F0cDk1UT09

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