Apply: Stanford Seed Transformation Program for African Entrepreneurs



The Seed Transformation Program is a 12-month program in which high-potential leaders are challenged to assess their companies’ vision, redefine their strategies, and make ambitious changes toward exponential growth that will generate new jobs. The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies is led by Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and works to help entrepreneurs based in developing economies grow and scale their businesses and lead their regions to greater prosperity. The Seed Transformation Program is taught by Stanford GSB faculty at Seed’s West Africa Center in Accra, Ghana, and at its East Africa Center in Nairobi, Kenya.

Who Should Attend: 

  • Founders and senior leaders of for-profit companies who want to grow and scale their companies, thereby creating jobs, products, or services that benefit those living in poverty.
  • Senior leaders of companies, across all industries, that have an annual revenue between US $150,000 and US $15 million and that are headquartered, legally registered, and currently operating within West Africa and East Africa.

Key Benefits: 

  • Develop the skills, tools, and mindset to grow and scale your business, create jobs, and lead your region to greater prosperity.
  • Gain essential business and leadership skills, from strategy and finance to business ethics and design thinking, all taught by world-renowned Stanford faculty, and local business practitioners.
  • Take advantage of a world-class curriculum from Stanford GSB and the innovative thinking that has shaped some of the most successful companies in Silicon Valley.
  • Create an action plan to grow and scale your business.
  • Get support from trained local facilitators to help you introduce what you’ve learned to your company and promote buy-in.
  • Develop relationships with like-minded leaders to share experiences and develop an ongoing peer-to-peer support network.

Timeline: 27 Mar 2017 – 27 Feb 2018; In-person|Nairobi, Kenya; Full-time during on-site sessions

Timeline: 27 Mar 2017 – 27 Feb 2018; In-person|Accra, Ghana; Full-time during on-site sessions

Apply here: Stanford Seed

DEADLINE: October 31, 2016
























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