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This is How GrowthAfrica, Hivos, VC4Africa & Impact Amplifier Will Fuel Your Business

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GrowthAfrica in partnership with Hivos, VC4Africa and Impact Amplifier invites your applications for our 2015 Green Pioneers Accelerator Programme.

The Green Pioneers Accelerator Programme is explicitly targeting start up businesses currently working towards mitigating climate change, promoting environmental conservation and maintaining technologies which minimize the effects of climate change in Kenya. The applicants should posses prior market demand and must be generating a revenue at the time of application.

This unique programme intertwines a proven curriculum, practical experiences and testimonies from other successful entrepreneurs, mentors and even investors. Upon completion of the programme, the entrepreneurs will be showcased to a group of selected investors and will have access to over both private and institutional investors. Also access to an investment of 50,000 Euros to the best companies as per the programme KPIs.

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The programme invites 10-15start–ups with proof of concept to work with GrowthAfrica’s experienced facilitators , successful mentors, entrepreneurs in residence, alumni and peers during and after the programme to grow and scale their businesses.


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To be eligible we would like you to have:

•An innovation advanced towards making the environment greener

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•Operated as a for profit enterprise for over 1 year and making revenue from the business.

•A team working full time on this venture.

Focus Areas

•Energy saving technologies that are not limited to renewal energy (renewable energy, clean coal technologies, energy efficiency) targeting

both the end user and organisations

•Waste management technologies (waste recovery, recycling etc)

•Water management technologies

•Conservation technologies and solutions

•Sustainable agriculture technologies and solutions

Programme Structure

This in house 16 week programme is split into 8 parts of 2-day workshops at GrowthAfrica. We use our proprietary tool – the

ImpactCompass™; a framework designed to guide the teams through the fundamentals of transforming their product/service into successful company.

The programme will cover the following areas;

•Business modeling and strategic planning

•Products, services and market access development

•Connecting with partners in the business ecosystem, including multinational companies, NGOs and governments

•Financial modeling and valuations

•Engaging investors

Workshop Schedule

Workshop 1: January 15-January 16

Workshop 2:January 29-January 30

Workshop 3: February 12– February 13

Workshop 4: February 26-February 27

Workshop 5:March 12-March 13

Workshop 6:March 26-March 27

Workshop 7:April 9-April 10

Workshop 8: April 23-April 24

The Venture Fair: May 2015

Apply Now

Applications are due 1st December 2014.

For further information and applications click here:

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Sam Wakoba
Sam Wakoba
Taking you on tour through Africa's tech and business ecosystem, one story at a time since 2010! Based out of Nairobi, Kenya, Sam is the founder and managing director of Moran Media, which runs, various other digital platforms and a startup incubation hub for Kenya's youthful entrepreneurs. Drop me a mail at [email protected]

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