We accelerate post-revenue ventures
and assist entrepreneurs grow
their businesses in Africa
Each workshop is followed up by in-company support by the GrowthAfrica SME, and Startup growth advisors and mentors who assist you develop a deeper understanding of your business, help you to identify a growth strategy and articulate growth challenges, and aid in crafting strategic and innovative responses to these challenges – your growth plan.
Once your growth strategy is in place, focus shifts to implementation of set interventions and creating momentum in line with your ambition to scale and access external capital.
The GrowthAfrica team continues to help alongside sage advice and support from subject-industry experts. Focus further shift to connecting you with the growth strategy resources necessary for the effective implementation of your growth plan.
Get the tools and skills needed to analyse your business, its reality and the growth obstacles you face. We deliver the tools and resources to overcome them.More: Enhance your leadership
Connect with peers and people in your value chain; network with industry experts. We invite you to join one of the strongest resource network in Africa.More: Join the fellowship
Tap in to a vast pool of experience and expertise. Learn from and spare with the continent’s top business executives, entrepreneurs and investment professionals.More: Success breeds success
Connecting with the right investor at the right time is crucial for success, as is learning how to communicate effectively with investors. We help you with both.More: Meet the money
Translating your business model into a financial model increases your likelihood of making wise strategic choices; and your chances of financial success.More: Working the numbers
Developing and running great companies requires great leadership. We inspire and give you practical tools and resources for leading your business to success.More: Lead the way to success
We are open to all sectors but have a soft spot for:
The GrowthAfrica team provided hands-on support and worked with us through our business and strategy whilst connecting us with investors when the time was right and our business was ready.
GrowthAfrica is a friend and supporter of entrepreneurs and startups.They are passionate about making a difference and seeing the businesses they work with grow and succeed.
Through our engagement we have gained a thorough understanding of our business model as well as the context within it operated. I commend the team for their strong committed effort and passion
GrowthAfrica has created an environment
that promotes continuous learning for
entrepreneurs and is a great partner and
mentor to our business in areas such as
fund raising and sourcing for talent
GrowthAfrica helped us redefine our
value proposition and this has greatly
improved our interaction with our
customers and consequently our sales.
We were equipped with the tools necessary
to keep track of our business progress
from there make the right business decisions
GrowthAfrica made our transition into
understanding investor requirements
painless and enjoyable. They guided us on
how to sculpt our business and scale it
in the green disruptive innovations space
with a clear lens on how to make it
Before joining the GrowthAfrica Acceleration programme, I talked to several investors with no success and I was frustrated. This Programme made me see my business inside out and now I understand why investors were not interested.
They have made my first experience with an investment firm, seamless and successful. This deal was timely since we were looking to grow but struggled in accessing funds. They supported us in negotiations to ensure it was a good deal for us.
We were encouraged to look deeply within the business. We have now successfully managed to fully communicate to the team where we are heading as a business and how we shall achieve it. Our vision has also been incorporated into our daily activities.
The GrowthAfrica team has been "a shoulder to lean on" through my entrepreneurial journey.
I learnt a lot in the customer journey and today I know how to segment every customer coming through our doors.
I joined the programme because I wanted to scale and I particularly enjoyed the customer journey workshop. It helped me accurately define who my mobile app was targeting. With this understanding, I pitched to my board and they approved it.
We keep entrepreneurs at the centre. We believe that who we are and what we do is reflected through the success of the entrepreneurs we work with.
We are grounded in the African promise of social and economic transformation. We fulfil this promise by delivering business growth that transforms entrepreneurial ventures into successful, profitable companies.
"At Voxtra we work with numerous partners to ensure a quality pipeline of new investees, but GrowthAfrica stands out both in terms of volume and quality for us. The vetting, training and diligence process makes a world of a difference for our success."
"Having invested in ventures from GrowthAfrica's cohorts it is safe to say that these businesses set themselves apart by being more ready and better prepared for the process than others. This cuts cost and effort on our end and makes GrowthAfrica a valuable partner."
"Few organisations have as aligned missions as Acumen and GrowthAfrica, and that makes our partnership a breeze and valuable. We are proud to work with GrowthAfrica on taking entrepreneurial leadership in Africa to the next level."
"We appreciate the diversity of the GrowthAfrica entrepreneurs as it bring a much needed variety of sectors and business models to the VC4A platform and ecosystem; their startups also raises the bar and the quality of businesses on our platform."