GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme 2018: Inviting Applications from Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya and Uganda

Deadline:15th October 2017

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

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 the programme is to scale ventures, make them investment ready and to develop entrepreneurial leadership. We are targeting ambitious, committed and innovative entrepreneurs.

The 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 (not idea) stage. Ventures from all sectors are welcome to apply. 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

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.

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.

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?


Author: youthcountyprojects

This platform seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented in the 47 counties in Kenya. It also highlights projects focusing on youth being implemented in 47 counties in Kenya by the national government,county governments,donor agencies,civil society organisations (CSOs),Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs),Donor Agencies,Community Based Organisations (CBOs),private sector and individuals and their impact to the communities. The projects lie within the social pillar,economic pillar and political pillar as enshrined in Vision 2030. Email: Facebook Page: Youth Projects Kenya Twitter : @YouthProjects

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