We accelerate ambitious and innovative
African ventures into investment ready
Thorough and effective programme outreach identifies hidden talents and still ensures only the most potential ventures make it through
Integral to our selection process and programmes are serious background checks and validation procedures
A structured follow-up process provides regular updates and progress reports leveraging our state of the art data collection system
Results show the success of our in-house developed curriculum, methodology, process and programming
Connecting startups with the expertise and resources they need to grow, fostering strategic partnerships needed to succeed
Continuously building our entrepreneurs' ability to lead their startups to success; conscious and mindful entrepreneurs make better decisions
Matching entrepreneurs with a selected group of experienced professionals - from top executives over successful entrepreneurs to investment mavens
Ongoing dialogue and follow-up with focused individualised assistance; ensuring that the startups' trajectory is maintained
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.
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 which it operated. I commend the team for their strong committed effort and passion.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
Ventures accelerated by our
programmes and advisory input
Investments, loans and grants
facilitated for our clients
People hired into formalised jobs
by the businesses we work with
Tools and ability to understand, plan and analyse all aspects of the business
Facilitated connections to the people and resources needed to grow and scale
Learning and sparring with experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders
Develop investability and facilitate informed dialogue with investors
Build a financial understanding and model for the business and its drivers
Enhancing the leadership required to successfully steer and grow the business
"Having invested in startups 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."
"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."
"We appreciate the diversity of the GrowthAfrica entrepreneurs as it brings a much needed variety of sectors and business models to the VC4A platform and ecosystem; their startups' also raise the bar and the quality of businesses on our platform."
We offer you a diligently vetted pipeline of exciting and investment ready African impact SMEs. Through our well-crafted selection process, acceleration programme and embedded mentors and experts we provide a validation equivalent to an introductory due diligence.
Whereas there may be many African entrepreneurs the number of great startups are significantly less – and the best ones are typically not making headlines in the newspaper or on social media. It takes continuous infield work and a focused network to spot the winners.