GrowthAfrica Accelerator open for 2021 cohort applications

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Deadline: 17th December, 2020

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, 336 ventures have been accelerated, worked directly with 552 entrepreneurs, run 28 cohorts and created 30,000+ jobs.

The program is designed to help you scale your venture, make it an investment ready and develop your entrepreneurial leadership acumen with the aim of unlocking significant growth in your business.

Sectors

Open to all sectors but have a soft spot for:

  • Agribusiness
  • Education
  • IT/mobile solutions/Tech enabled businesses
  • Financial services and Fintech
  • Renewable energy
  • Water & sanitation
  • Health
  • Manufacturing/processing
  • Retail/e-commerce

ELIGIBILITY

  • For profit, post revenue business
  • Full time and dedicated core team
  • Existed for 2 years or more
  • Dedicated full time founding team
  • Turnover of USD 50,000 plus
  • Open to raising external investment

BENEFITS

  • Growth strategy: Led by experienced facilitators, leveraging proprietary process and learning methodology, it focuses on solutions that lead to an increase in your revenue, profits, and impact
  • Bespoke in-company support: Get individualized and tailored in-company support from the most qualified team who will walk you through and support you in your business journey
  • Access and fellowship with quality peers across Africa: Connect and benefit from peer-to-peer learning and networking with like-minded entrepreneurs across Africa
  • Investment support: Receive support in identification of, access to, and engagement with potential and relevant investors
  • Access to mentors and industry-subject experts: You will have access to Pan-African mentors/experts who will offer you advice and be your sounding board
  • Financial modeling: Support to build a financial model for your business growth and investment
  • Leadership: Acquire skills and tools to develop stronger entrepreneurial leadership

APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME

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GrowthAfrica Accelerator open for 2021 cohort applications

We are seeking ambitious and committed entrepreneurs in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia and Ghana with the potential to grow and create impact through their businesses.

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, 336 ventures have been accelerated, worked directly with 552 entrepreneurs, run 28 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.Apply now

How you will benefit

  • Growth strategy: Led by experienced facilitators, leveraging our proprietary process and learning methodology, we focus on solutions that leads to an increase in your revenue, profits and impact
  • 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
  • Access and fellowship with quality peers across Africa: Connect and benefit from peer-to-peer learning and networking with like-minded entrepreneurs across Africa
  • Investment support: Receive support in identification of, access to and engagement with potential and relevant investors
  • Access to mentors and industry-subject experts:You will have access to Pan-African mentors/experts who will offer you advice and be your sounding board
  • Financial modelling: Support in build a financial model for your business growth and investment
  • Leadership: Acquire skills and tools to develop stronger entrepreneurial leadership

Clear plan of how to scale and access capital

Access to industry and subject experts/mentors

Support in implementing your growth plan 

Application criteria

Sectors

We are open to all sectors but have a soft spot for:

  • Agribusiness
  • Education
  • IT/mobile solutions/Tech enabled businesses
  • Financial services and Fintech
  • Renewable energy
  • Water & sanitation
  • Health
  • Manufacturing/processing
  • Retail/e-commerce

For profit, post revenue business

Full time and dedicated core team

Existed for 2 years or more

Dedicated full time founding team

Turnover of USD 50,000 plus

Open to raising external investment

APPLICATION DETAILS

Are you ready to exponentially grow your business?

Do you know a business that fits our criteria? recommend them to us via apply@growthafrica.com.

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Zambia: 2021 Cohort application

Apply now– Ethiopia

Ethiopia: 2021 Cohort application

Apply now– Uganda

Uganda: 2021 Cohort application

Apply now– Kenya

Kenya: 2021 Cohort application

Apply now– Ghana

Ghana: 2021 Cohort application

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Manuela PacuthoThe Cradle, Uganda, Website

I highly recommend GrowthAfrica’s Acceleration Programme as an opportunity to evaluate the direction your venture is taking and identify the most effective strategies and models to steer it towards the right destination.

Nurhassen MensurYene Pay, Website

The GrowthAfrica team has been “a shoulder to lean on” through my entrepreneurial journey. I learnt a lot in the customer journey and today I know how to segment every customer coming through our doors.

Betty BukirwaSt. Eliza Healthcare , Website

They have made my first experience with an investment firm, seamless and successful. This deal was timely since we were looking to grow but struggled in accessing funds. They supported us in negotiations to ensure it was a good deal for us.

Valerie MuigaiKijani Baby, Uganda, Website

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