Experience and expertise delivering value

GrowthAfrica has since 2002 in various ways been working with and supporting SME and entrepreneurs.

Through the pivots that the organisation has undertaken over the years it has developed a broad range of experience, expertise and insights into areas required for entrepreneurs to grow.

It has equipped us with knowledge, insights and services to support from idea stage startups across post-revenue ventures to early stage SME.

Besides working directly with entrepreneurs we love working on the development of the "infrastructure" and resources that can be used by partners and other enablers.

SMEs Worked with 200+ local and international SMEs on market entry and development, B2B matchmaking and business development.
Ventures Accelerated and supported 250+ post-revenue ventures through acceleration programmes and business growth activities.
Startups Working with incubators and innovation hubs to build their capacity to better serve the startups and entrepreneurs they work with.

Areas of expertise

GrowthAfrica's advisory arm provides services, solutions and insights to organisations supporting the growth and development of entrepreneurs across Africa. We continue to evolve and develop new innovative resources and activities which address the challenges and gaps that prevents entrepreneurs from seizing their full potential and impact.

Acceleration programmes

Designing and delivering acceleration programmes based on the needs and requirements of our clients and targeted entrepreneurs.

Incubator capabity building

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

Ecosystem development

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

Financial litteracy development

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

Research and industry insights

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

Financial modeling, investment readiness and facilitation

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

Grant development and management

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

Tools and resources development

Development of business training programme tools and resources for capacity building.

Pitch training and events

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

What expertise can we offer you?

Let us discuss and engage on how we and our extended network can assist you and your organisation in your effort to support African businesses and entrepreneurs.

Ian Lorenzen Executive Director & Partner +254 (0)731 513 951 ilo@growthafrica.com