GrowthAfrica Accelerator open for 2021 cohort applications

Deadline: 17th December, 2020

We are seeking ambitious and committed entrepreneurs in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia and Ghana with the potential to grow and create impact through their businesses.

GrowthAfrica continues to exponentially increase the rate and growth of business success in Africa through the annual Accelerator. Backed by extensive knowledge and experience in supporting entrepreneurs across Africa, the first accelerator run in 2012 and to date, 336 ventures have been accelerated, worked directly with 552 entrepreneurs, run 28 cohorts and created 30,000+ jobs.

The programme is designed to help you scale your venture, make it investment ready and develop your entrepreneurial leadership acumen with the aim of unlocking significant growth in your business


  • Growth strategy: Led by experienced facilitators, leveraging our proprietary process and learning methodology, we focus on solutions that leads to an increase in your revenue, profits and impact
  • Bespoke incompany support: Get individualised and tailored in-company support from the most qualified team who will walk you through and support you in your business journey
  • Access and fellowship with quality peers across Africa: Connect and benefit from peer-to-peer learning and networking with like-minded entrepreneurs across Africa
  • Investment support: Receive support in identification of, access to and engagement with potential and relevant investors
  • Access to mentors and industry-subject experts:You will have access to Pan-African mentors/experts who will offer you advice and be your sounding board
  • Financial modelling: Support in build a financial model for your business growth and investment
  • Leadership: Acquire skills and tools to develop stronger entrepreneurial leadership


  • For profit, post revenue business
  • Full time and dedicated core team
  • Existed for 2 years or more
  • Dedicated full time founding team
  • Turnover of USD 50,000 plus
  • Open to raising external investment


We are open to all sectors but have a soft spot for:

  • Agribusiness
  • Education
  • IT/mobile solutions/Tech enabled businesses
  • Financial services and Fintech
  • Renewable energy
  • Water & sanitation
  • Health
  • Manufacturing/processing
  • Retail/e-commerce
Zambia: 2021 Cohort application

Ethiopia: 2021 Cohort application


Uganda: 2021 Cohort application

Kenya: 2021 Cohort application

Ghana: 2021 Cohort Application


To prepare offline, download: APPLICATION PACKAGE

For more information visit the official webpage of GrowthAfrica Accelerator 2021

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