GrowthAfrica in Uganda
We provide experience and expertise in
designing and delivering activities and
programmes for Ugandan entrepreneurs
GrowthAfrica in Uganda leads as a top accelerator programme based in Kampala, for Startups and Enterprises that provides business support, strategic advice, and investor readiness.
The accelerator programme provides an intensive business growth support programme with business resources such as strategic advice on pivoting in areas such as capital in Uganda, finance, funding in Uganda, marketing in Uganda, driving sales, making a profit and investment readiness, as featured with our current cohort.
The Pan-African programme provides founders with opportunities to scale, and grow their business by networking with various experts regionally in Africa, and globally; connecting them with a business network of mentors, experts, and investors who can accelerate their business and provide business capital.
GrowthAfrica goes beyond being a Startup support programme, or providing capital for Startups and Enterprises. We are dedicated to growing Africa through the growth of impacting ventures and businesses delivering sustainable jobs and economic progress across Africa.Apply for the next programme
GrowthAfrica in Uganda operations launched in 2019; bringing together its entrepreneurs, founders of small and growing businesses, government officials, capital providers, investors and leading business leaders.
To date, GrowthAfrica has successfully conducted 19 programmes, accelerated 199 unique businesses, with a total of 368 individual entrepreneurs have gone through the programme in all the countries it operates from.
The programme provides acceleration activities, strategic advice, and investment readiness.
GrowthAfrica has been in the enterprise development space 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 Uganda.
The team in Kampala 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 Ugandan entrepreneurs, the valuable lessons we gather are a great resource in enabling the entrepreneurs grow regionally and continentally
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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 Ethiopian 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.
GrowthAfrica’s Accelerator 2021 Ugandan cohort comprises of ventures ranging from Organic, Earth-Scented Skin Care to one reforming the ‘Matatu’ sector in Uganda by providing safe and clean rides.
These are the 8 top Ugandan entrepreneurs participating in our Africa’s leading accelerator Programme;
The Association decided that it was time to expand its physical presence to other parts of the region as clearly laid out in its Strategic Plan. In implementing EAVCA’s growth and expansion strategy, Uganda was a priority for several reasons. Primarily, in 2018, EAVCA was able to host the Doing Deals in Uganda Seminar, the first EAVCA stand-alone event hosted on-ground in Kampala. From the event, it was evident to EAVCA that there was an interest in investing in Uganda and equipping investors with the necessary tools to understand the landscape.
In 2017, we had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Founder, Gorilla Conservation Coffee. She was going through the GrowthAfrica Accelerator programme in Uganda and we were inspired by how she had collaborated with farmers in Bwindi to train them on how to grow and process quality coffee while protecting the mountain gorillas that dwell in the Bwindi Impenetrable forest.
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.