What we offer

We accelerate Africa’s ambitious, innovative,
and investable business ventures
into investment ready impactful enterprises

Access to vetted ventures

Thorough and effective programme outreach identifies hidden talents and still ensures only the most potential ventures make it through

Acceleration programmes Growth Strategy

Thorough due diligence

Integral to our selection process and programmes are serious background checks and validation procedures

Diligent reporting

A structured follow-up process provides regular updates and progress reports leveraging our state of the art data collection system

Proven programming

Results show the success of our in-house developed curriculum, methodology, process and programming

Business networking

Connecting startups with the expertise and resources they need to grow, fostering strategic partnerships needed to succeed

Leadership coaching

Continuously building our entrepreneurs' ability to lead their startups to success; conscious and mindful entrepreneurs make better decisions

Professional mentoring

Matching entrepreneurs with a selected group of experienced professionals - from top executives over successful entrepreneurs to investment mavens

GrowthAfrica in Malawi Business Acceleration Programme

Continuous support

Ongoing dialogue and follow-up with focused individualised assistance; ensuring that the startups' trajectory is maintained

Why businesses join us

Experience and professional programmes designed and delivered to their context.
Our ability to connect businesses with the growth resources they need.

I highly recommend GrowthAfrica's Acceleration Programme as an opportunity to evaluate the direction your venture is taking and identify the most effective strategies and models to steer it towards the right destination.

Nurhassen Mensur Co-founder, YenePay

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.

Cathrine Mahugu Co-founder, Soko

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.

Henry M. Ambwere Founder & CEO, MolaPlus

Through our engagement we have gained a thorough understanding of our business model as well as the context within which it operated. I commend the team for their strong committed effort and passion.

Stefano Carcoforo Founder & Managing Director, iProcure

GrowthAfrica was the diest and still
remains the most engaging and empowering
startup growth experience Kytabu has had
since our inception. Till today, we are
still leaning on GrowthAfrica for our
growth hacking strategies and market

Tonee Ndungu Co-Founder & CEO, Kytabu

The level of seasoning that GrowthAfrica
alumni goes through prepares them
thoroughly for investor engagement.
Investors will be spoilt for choice with
all the great deals and businesses

Kariuki Gathitu Co-Founder, Zegetech

GrowthAfrica provides in person and as
a company the opportunity to revamp and
build up structures and methodologies of
which you and the company grow and reap

Dave Oketch Managing Director, Sare millers

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.

Valerie Muigai Founder, Kijani Uganda

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.

Henok Abera Founder, Wow Peanut Butter

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.

Manuela Pacutho Founder, The Cradle

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.

Tolera Shula Co-founder, Elelan Leather

Our experience in the programme pushed us to make significant enhancements to our business in operations and customer service functions. The result is greater customer satisfaction and retention and better financial performance

Moses Musiwa Founder, Goat n Chips

Latest ventures

Meet the exciting new ventures that recently have joined our programs.
They are now members of our ever growing family and network of entrepreneurs.

GrowthAfrica helped us look at our business from a different angle. Going through the programme gave me deeper insight into my target customer, the marketing strategies I use and how I price my products.

Abraham Mbuthia Founder & CEO, Uzapoint

Impact delivered

We work with commercial businesses that makes a difference


Ventures assisted

Ventures accelerated by our
programmes and advisory input


Money raised

Investments, loans and grants
facilitated for our clients


Jobs created

People hired into formalised jobs
by the businesses we work with

How we grow businesses

Focused and targeted programming designed and delivered in Africa. We link
and facilitate the resources needed by our ventures to grow to success

Business planning

Tools and ability to understand, plan and analyse all aspects of the business

Industry and peer network

Facilitated connections to the people and resources needed to grow and scale


Learning and sparring with experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders

Investor access

Develop investability and facilitate informed dialogue with investors

Financial modelling

Build a financial understanding and model for the business and its drivers

Leadership coaching

Enhancing the leadership required to successfully steer and grow the business

Investment partners

Join our network of local and international investment partners. We provide
a pipeline of vetted, accelerated and investment ready African ventures

What to expect as an investment partner

We offer you a diligently vetted pipeline of exciting and investment-ready African-impact SMEs.

We provide a validation equivalent to introductory due diligence through our well-crafted selection process, acceleration programme, and embedded mentors and experts.

There may be many African entrepreneurs, but the number of great startups is significantly less. The best ones do not make headlines in the newspaper or social media. It takes continuous infield work and a focused network to spot the winners.

Let's talk

How can we work together? How can we jointly develop more successful African businesses which
create jobs and economic progress - while delivering impactful and financial returns to investors?

Lillian Marenya Head of Catalytic Support Skype: Lillian Marenya +254 724 852 944 lma@growthafrica.com