GrowthAfrica in Ethiopia launched in 2016. The aim was to scale our accelerator programme and entrepreneurial support activities, providing business growth services and support to impactful Ethiopian entrepreneurs.
GrowthAfrica runs a lean office supported by expertise and staffing from its Nairobi head office from its centrally located office in Addis Ababa.
GrowthAfrica accelerator programme ran Ethiopia’s first 6-month acceleration programme in 2017, comprising a cohort of 10 ventures of 18 entrepreneurs across industries.
- Cohort no. 2: Started in March 2018 with eight participating ventures.
- Cohort no. 3: 2019 constituted eight ventures across health, manufacturing, agriculture, service and media industries.
- Cohort 4: A group of 10 post-revenue ventures recruited in 2020, with the start date moved from May to July due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
- Cohort 5: Seven ventures selected to join the GrowthAfrica 2021 accelerator programme.
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