Lenana Towers, 5th floor
P.O. Box 17726 – 00100 GPO
GrowthAfrica in Kenya
We provide experience and expertise in
designing and delivering activities and
programmes for Kenyan entrepreneurs
GrowthAfrica offers a leading business accelerator programme for Startups and Enterprises in Kenya. The business venture programme promotes entrepreneurship in Kenya by providing entrepreneurs an intensive business accelerator programme. The programme offers activities and strategic advice on pivoting in finance, funding, effective marketing, driving sales, and investment readiness.
In addition to this, it also provides Kenyan founders opportunities to scale and grow their business by networking with various experts regionally in Africa. Entrepreneurs grow through connections with a business network of mentors, experts and helping them attain investor readiness, introducing them to investors who can accelerate their business and provide business capital.
GrowthAfrica in Kenya goes beyond being a Startup support programme or providing capital for Startups and enterprises. We are dedicated to growing Africa through impacting ventures and businesses, delivering sustainable jobs and economic progress across Africa.Apply for the next programme
In 2012, GrowthAfrica launched its first impact business accelerator, “The GrowthHub”, in Nairobi, Kenya. It purposed to The programme provides acceleration activities, strategic advice, and investment readiness.
In partnership with Bestseller Fund, the second program in 2013 to 2014 combined ideation, incubator, and accelerator components.
We realised our efforts are more effective with entrepreneurs who have commercialised their first product or services. GrowthAfrica then moved to focus on “post-revenue” acceleration on the startup side of the business.
The GrowthAfrica team continues to help alongside sage advice and focus further shift to connecting you with the resources necessary for the effective implementation of your growth plan.
GrowthAfrica has been in the enterprise development space in Kenya for 19 years. Focusing on sector agnostic companies has allowed us to have a wealth of knowledge and insights with the biggest impact being on agribusiness companies in Kenya.
The team in Nairobi is well equipped to run the acceleration programme. We always ensure that the activities we deliver are relevant to the local context in Kenya.
As we continue to grow and expand our resources to serve more Kenyan entrepreneurs, the valuable lessons we gather are a great resource in enabling the entrepreneurs grow regionally and continentally
Mentors and speakers
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In Venture support is a key part of the programme. Venture visits are organised at specific times to check in on the Kenyan ventures, conduct veri diligence and offer support.
The Visioning bootcamp introduces entrepreneurs to the programme by guiding them to build their long-medium and short term vision. The Actioning bootcamp guides the entrepreneurs in creating a concrete implementation action plan.
During the first 6 months of the programme, the entrepreneurs go through a series of 5 gap labs that guide them through analysing specific aspects of their business.
The masterclasses are also opened up to other entrepreneurs who are not in the programme giving them access to the knowledge and network.
The Hyena's Den gives Kenyan entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their businesses in front of potential investors and network with potential partners.
The Gazelle Forum is an annual one day stakeholder event that facilitates conversations among entrepreneurs, investors, strategic partners and capital providers.
GrowthAfrica’s 2021 Kenyan cohort spans across an Extended Reality (XR) agency to Fashion ventures.These are the 20 top Kenyan entrepreneurs participating in our leading Accelerator Programme;
Talash Huijbers, the founder of Insectipro, is a believer that food guides our lives, day in and day out. Talash identified a critical insight about farming: most farmers fall under the bracket of low-income families. She founded Insectipro in November 2018 to create agricultural and financial sustainability for farmers.
Lucy King'ori was in search of effective eczema treatment for her son, and founded #BUKEBrands in 2017, an artisan hair & skincare brand that creates restorative experiences with their wide variety of safe and affordable products made from natural ingredients.
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.