Call for applications from Zambia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

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, November 19th, 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.


“Post revenue businesses are exciting for us to work with as they are the engine of growth in Africa. We work very closely with them to identify gaps that are preventing them from growing at the  scale that they should. Together with our team, we work collaboratively with these ventures to address these gaps, doubling their revenues and tripling their profits”: Johnni Kjelsgaard, Founder and CEO of GrowthAfrica


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.

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