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GrowthAfrica 2020 Acceleration Program in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Zambia

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Application Deadline: December 1, 2019

Application opening: October 1st, 2019

GrowthAfrica are looking for 80 ambitious and committed entrepreneurs in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Ghana to be part of the 2020 cohort.

Founded in 2002, GrowthAfrica continues to exponentially increase the rate and growth of business success in Africa through the annual Accelerator.

Backed by extensive knowledge and experience in supporting entrepreneurs across Africa, the first accelerator run in 2012 and to date, 224 ventures have been accelerated, worked directly with 407 entrepreneurs, run 21 cohorts and created 30,000+ jobs.

The programme is designed to help you scale your venture, make it investment ready and develop your entrepreneurial leadership acumen with the aim of unlocking significant growth in your business among other Integral facets required in building a successful timeless business.

How will it benefit You?

  • Growth strategy: Led by experienced facilitators, own designed proprietary process and learning methodology that leads to an increase in your revenue and profits
  • Bespoke incompany support: Get individualised and tailored in company support from the most qualified team who will walk you through and support you in your business journey
  • Investment support: Receive support in identification of, access to and engagement with potential and relevant investors
  • Access and fellowship with quality peers across Africa: Connect and benefit from peer-to-peer learning and networking with like-minded entrepreneurs from across Africa
  • Mentorship: You will have access to Pan-African mentors/experts who will offer you advice and be your sunding board.
  • Financial modelling: Support in build a financial model for your business growth and investment
  • Leadership: Acquire tools to develop stronger entrepreneurial leadership
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Who Are They Looking for?

Entrepreneurs who have businesses that meet these criteria;

  • For profit, post revenue business with an innovative product, service or methodology
  • Turnover of 50,000 USD or more
  • Existed for 2 years or more
  • Dedicated full time founding team
  • Full time and dedicated core team

Application Form

The form comprises of several questions that are required* however, we STRONGLY encourage you to answer all the questions on the form, as this will give us a better understanding on who you are and what your venture is all about.

The application form consists of the following sections:

  1. Contact information / basic information about you and your company
  2. Multiple choice questions
  3. Short and long questions

Eligibility

  • Open to for-profit, post revenue business with an innovative product, service or methodology operating in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia and Ghana;
  • Ready to scale the business;
  • Turnover of minimum $50,000 USD;
  • Existed for 2 years or more year;
  • Dedicated full time founding team consisting of at least 2 founders;
  • Have full time and dedicated core team;
  • Open to raising external investment as part of your growth strategy;
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Eligible Sectors

Applications are open to all sectors but GrowthAfrica has a soft spot for:

  • Agribusiness
  • Education
  • IT/mobile solutions
  • Financial services and Fintech
  • Renewable energy
  • Health
  • Manufacturing/processing
  • Retail/e-commerce

Application Process

To prepare offline, download the application package.

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