Apply Now: The GrowthAfrica Business Scaleup Acceleration Programme 2019 for early stage Entrepreneurs

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2019

Applications are now open for the 2019 GrowthAfrica Business Scaleup Accelerator Programme in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia. 15 ambitious, committed entrepreneurs with high potential to grow and create significant impact with a focus on high impact employment and income generating opportunities will be selected.

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

BENEFITS:

  • Growth strategy: Led by experienced facilitators, own designed proprietary process and learning methodology that leads to an increase in your revenue and profits
  • Catalytic support: Get individualized and tailored business development support from growth catalysts who will walk you through and support you in your business journey
  • Financial modelling: Build a financial model for your business growth and investment readiness
  • Investment support: Receive support in identification of, access to and engagement with potential and relevant investors
  • Peer-peer learning: Connect and benefit from peer-to-peer learning and networking with like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Mentorship: You will have a personal executive mentor who will offer you advice and be your sounding board
  • Leadership: Acquire tools to develop stronger entrepreneurial leadership
  • Networking and partnerships opportunities with GrowthAfrica’s networks locally and internationally

REQUIREMENTS:

For profit, post revenue business with an innovative product, service or methodology

  • Turnover of min 50,000 USD
  • Existed for 2 years or more year
  • Dedicated Full time founding team consisting of at least 2 founders
  • Full time and dedicated core team
  • Open to raising external investment as part of your growth strategy

SECTORS:

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

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

The programme’s first phase consists of 18 workshop days spread over a 6 months’ period. The programme kicks off with a 5-day visioning bootcamp and then subsequently five 2-days workshops where we establish the foundation and equip you with tools to diagnose your business and devise strategies to optimize your business in all conceivable areas. This part is concluded with 3-day actioning bootcamp where businesses come up with an implementation action plan for their 3-year vision.

After each workshop you will work in-company with the assistance of external business experts, GrowthAfrica growth catalysts and financial modelers. We will be working to implement your new strategies and innovations – boosting your growth trajectory in significant ways.

The second phase of the programme involves 24 months of one-on-one support from the GrowthAfrica team, a pool of external business leaders and support by GrowthAfrica’s investment facilitation team

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

  • Application opening: October 17, 2018
  • Programme start date: May 2019
  • End of phase 1: September 2019

Apply now to the Zambian programme

Download the APPLICATION PACKAGE and FAQS

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 GrowthAfrica Business Scaleup Accelerator Programme

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