The GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme 2019

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

GrowthAfrica Scaleup Accelerator

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.

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.


  • 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 on your business journey
  • Financial modeling: 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


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

  • Ready to scale the business
  • Turnover of min 100,000 USD
  • Existed for 2 years or more year
  • A 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


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

What does the programme cost?

GrowthAfrica has created a model where we share in the success, we co-create with you. The model looks at sharing revenue, equity and a success fee on investment raised. A representative of GrowthAfrica will elaborate more of this in person.

How to Apply

Download the APPLICATION PACKAGE and FAQS here if you wish to prepare off-line.

Apply for the programme for Zambiafor Kenyafor Uganda and for Ethiopia.

In case you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Kenya Uganda Zambia Ethiopia
Purity Kimani
+254 712 508 620
Michelle Mboha
+256 757 453 412
Robinson Daka
+260 976 901 650
Selam Kebede
+251 911 341 476


Deadline: 31st January 2019


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