Village Capital/GrowthAfrica: Innovation to Impact 2, in partnership with GrowthAfrica, is the premier accelerator in East Africa for companies that deliver social and environmental impact through innovation.

The 3-month program is the 20th program launched by Village Capital worldwide featuring a validated model based on peer mentoring and peer selection of the best teams by their peers. The program consists of five skills-based weekend workshops focused on training entrepreneurs to assume an "investor lens", and culminates with $75,000 pre-committed investment, to be made with a twist: the investment decision is in the hands of the entrepreneurs. Throughout the program, participating entrepreneurs assess one another, and receive coaching and mentoring from top entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts, with the top-ranked receiving $50,000 investment. The program starts September 13, 2013 with a two day workshop and runs for three months. Subsequent engagement will include add...
Village Capital/GrowthAfrica: Innovation to Impact 2, in partnership with GrowthAfrica, is the premier accelerator in East Africa for companies that deliver social and environmental impact through innovation.

The 3-month program is the 20th program launched by Village Capital worldwide featuring a validated model based on peer mentoring and peer selection of the best teams by their peers. The program consists of five skills-based weekend workshops focused on training entrepreneurs to assume an "investor lens", and culminates with $75,000 pre-committed investment, to be made with a twist: the investment decision is in the hands of the entrepreneurs. Throughout the program, participating entrepreneurs assess one another, and receive coaching and mentoring from top entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts, with the top-ranked receiving $50,000 investment. The program starts September 13, 2013 with a two day workshop and runs for three months. Subsequent engagement will include additional intensive weekend sessions, online presentations, and a final Demo Day in December.

The focus is on high growth potential technology innovations that have a global focus, and articulate a high level of social value in their service or product offerings.

This application form will be supplemented by a mandatory data-collection survey after the initial application. There is an application fee of 500 KES, and a program fee of 25,000 KES which covers coaching from leading entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts, food, drink, program materials, legal and marketing expertise, conference entrance fees, discounted co-working space, and more. Do not let cost be a reason for you to not apply though, please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns in this regard.

Selection event:

Sept 6-7

Workshop Dates:

Sept 13-14
Sept 27-28
Oct 18-19
Nov 1-2
Nov 15-16
Dec 6 - Demo Day

For more information, please contact Patricia Jumi, Program Manager, at I2I@thegrowthhub.com
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