GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme 2018 for Ambitious Entrepreneurs

GrowthAfrica announces a call for applications to its Acceleration Programme 2018 in Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, and Uganda!

GrowthAfrica has worked with SMEs, startups, and entrepreneurs, walking with them until they are investment ready through business acceleration and providing strategic advice. Over the past 15 years, we have successfully run 12 (plus currently running 2) Acceleration Programmes with 128 ventures from Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia, helped companies raise over USD 44  million in funding and created more than 25,400 jobs. Some enterprises we are or have worked with include Marini Naturals (Kenya), YenePay (Ethiopia), Soko (Kenya), iProcure (Kenya), Dirkosh (Ethiopia), RoundBob (Uganda) among others.

We are very excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2018 GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme in Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya and Uganda. The objective of GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme is to scale ventures, make them investment ready and to develop entrepreneurial leadership. We are targeting ambitious, committed and innovative entrepreneurs.

GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme

The GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme invites applications from ventures that are: scalable and innovative, led by ambitious entrepreneur(s), seeking to grow exponentially, are seeking investments to grow and are in their post revenue (no idea) stage. Ventures from all sectors are welcome to apply for GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme. We do have a soft spot for ventures from the following sectors:

  • Agribusiness
  • Education
  • IT/mobile solutions
  • Fintech
  • Renewable energy
  • Construction and affordable housing
  • Water & sanitation
  • Health
  • Manufacturing/processing
  • Renewable energy

GrowthAfrica believes in the power of African entrepreneurs. We develop and enhance their leadership and commercial capabilities to anchor and grow impact that will deliver improved livelihoods.

We are looking for entrepreneurs with a passion to grow their business to the next level. If you are that entrepreneur please, APPLY today on

Application deadline: Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at 00:00 hours.

We will through a competitive recruitment process be selecting 12 ventures from each of the following countries Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya and Uganda. The 6 months’ programme will commence in March 2018.


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