Growing African entrepreneurs

We work with and assist donors, foundations and corporates design and/or deliver activities and programmes targeting high potential African entrepreneurs

GrowthAfrica’s Advisory services is an emerging African boutique consulting firm focused on services and solutions for cohorts of high potential entrepreneurs and SMEs across Africa.

The team serves a diverse range of clients from corporates, foundations, INGOs to donors. We engage based on the needs and requirements of our clients designing and delivering new activities and programmes or acting as the local implementation partner for our clients’ existing activities leveraging our expertise and local networks. We tailor activities that delivers maximum value for our clients and the targeted entrepreners.

Key to our approach is to build partnerships with our industry peers bringing together different areas of expertise and capabilities to deliver the best possible services and solutions to our clients. Besides delivering the best in-country resources this aims to proactively contribute to the development of collaborative local ecosystems.

It is value delivered for longterm impact.

Experienced and innovative team

Tailored delivery

We design and deliver solutions based on your requirements

Strategic and
hands on


We work with partners and industry peers for maximum delivery

Localised and
anchored solutions

We contextualise our services for maximum local impact

Solution design

We develop activities based on stakeholder needs and requirements

Advisory services and solutions

We continuously evolve to effectively address the needs and requirements of entrepreneurs and clients. Below are is a presentation of our current defined services and solutions.

Acceleration programmes

Design and delivery of acceleration programmes based on the needs and requirements of our clients.

Incubator capacity building

Providing capacity building and resources for incubators through GrowthAfrica’s “Incubator-in-a-box” content and methodology.

Ecosystem building and development

Convening ecosystems and building trust that enables the setting up formalised networks for ecosystem collaboration.

Pitch training and events

Coaching of entrepreneurs to present their ventures to investors as well as development and management of pitch events.

Financial literacy training

Innovative approaches and solutions to developing entrepreneurs’ in understanding of their financials.

Investment readiness and facilitation

Preparing entrepreneurs to engage with investors and to connect them with potential investors.

Research and industry insights

Collecting and analysing data on identified key industry challenges and providing insights to improve support for entrepreneurs.

Grant concept and management

Development of innovative grant making concepts and management of grant programmes for our clients.

Advisory case studies

We partner with our clients to deliver the most impactful growth to
entrepreneurs delivering economic and societal progress across Africa.

From Business Competition to Expanding Japanese-led Accelerator Program to Kenya

The “NINJA Accelerator in Kenya” is the first of a series of NINJA Accelerators that JICA plans to launch in Africa over the next three years, further broadening JICA’s engagement with African start-ups, building upon its “NINJA Business Plan Competition in Response to COVID-19.

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Kenyan Startups to gain more access to international resources in new government initiative

Startup Savanna is the brand name for the International Acceleration Process, a sub-component of the Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship Project (KIEP) implemented by the Ministry of Industrialisation and Enterprise Development (MoITED) with the support of the World Bank.

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The Government of Malawi implements Digital Malawi Program

Incubate Malawi is the business growth programme for young, ambitious Malawian entrepreneurs to set up and develop their digital or digitally supported business. .

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Highlighted advisory clients

Organisations we have delivered advisory services and business growth projects with.

Results with an impact

Our consulting projects have to date delivered the following:


Ventures assisted

Businesses supported in Africa
with network and advisory services


Grants disbursed

Funding managed and support provided to the recipients


Financing raised

Investments and grants raised
for local and international clients

Let's connect to support African entrepreneurs

How can we assist you design and implement amazing activities and programmes for impactful,
high-potential Africa entrepreneurs and ventures that will change the continent and the world?

Ian Lorenzen Executive Director & Partner Skype: ian_lorenzen +254 (0)731 513 951