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

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.

Accelerator 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.

Designing and delivering Malawi's first accelerator programme

Leading in development of the UNDP Malawi and Norwegian Embassy backed accelerator programme in partnership with mHub, Malawi’s leading tech hub.

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Content, methodology and capacity building for incubators

Building the staff and organisational capacity of the incubator Incubar based CoELIB, at East Africa’s largest agricultural university.

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Implementation partner for Google Impact Challenge in Kenya

Recruitment and screening, pitch training, organisational support and mentorship of the 12 winners of USD 2 million in grants.

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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:

151

Ventures assisted

Businesses supported in Africa
with network and advisory services

$2.4m

Grants supported

Ventures supported with budgetting,
documentation and milestones

$27m

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 ilo@growthafrica.com