Stanford Seed is looking for high-potential CEOs/founders based in Africa who are motivated for growth.
The Seed Transformation Program is an unconventional, online learning experience that goes beyond acquiring business skills. Stanford’s world-renowned faculty and dedicated team of experts work with leaders throughout their 12-month journey to growth.
Growth for you – transformation for your business.
The Seed Transformation Program is designed specifically for business owners and up to five members of their senior management team.
This online program is led by world-renowned Stanford GSB faculty and is supported by local experts and Stanford trained facilitators.
PROGRAM DATES: September 2021 – October 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 April 2021
PROGRAM FEE: US $5,000* COVID Discount Price
OPEN TO: CEOs/founders of for-profit companies and for-profit social enterprises, and up to five senior managers.
REQUIREMENT: Companies based in Africa with annual revenue between US $300,000 and $15 million.
COMMITMENT: Approximately 5-8 hours per week for CEO/founder; 2-4 hours per week for managers.
LOCATION: Virtual, in-person elements may be added if the health and safety situation improves.
*The cost of the program has been significantly subsidized through philanthropic contributions. In Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, the cost of the program has been further subsidized by the De Beers Group.
Take advantage of a world-class curriculum from the Stanford GSB and the innovative thinking that has shaped so many of the most successful companies in Silicon Valley.
Bring up to five of your senior managers on this transformation journey to facilitate buy-in, implementation, and impact.
Gain essential business and leadership skills, from strategy and finance to marketing and sales, all taught by world-renowned Stanford faculty and business experts.
Develop relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs; share experiences and create an ongoing peer-to-peer support network.
“The Stanford Seed Program isn’t just about you; they actually…train your people. That was probably the single most useful part of the program…they worked on the real-life problems in our company and took our management leadership team with us. That was the magic for us.”– Lerang Selolwane, Cofounder The Lucient Group
The Problem Solvers
Meet some of the entrepreneurs behind the Seed Transformation Program.