High-potential CEOs and founders of African businesses are invited to apply for Stanford Seed Transformation Program 2021.
About the program
The Seed Transformation Program, an initiative led by world-renowned Stanford Graduate School of Business (SGB), is committed to eradicating the cycle of poverty around the world. The program is in partnership with entrepreneurs from developing economies who are passionate about building thriving enterprises that can transform lives.
The 12-month (from September 2021 – October 2022) online business and leadership program is designed exclusively for growth-seeking company founders. It brings together established entrepreneurs from the most promising enterprises across Africa.
The goal is to equip participants with business management skills, tools and mindset to help them grow and scale their companies as well as impact their regions positively.
Taking part in Seed Transformation Program will put you in line to receive:
- Intensive training from Stanford GSB’s world-class curriculum;
- Exposure to innovative thinking that has differentiated so many of the most successful companies in Silicon Valley;
- Support from trained local facilitators who will help you apply what you’ve learned to your company and promote buy-in;
- Opportunity to build relationships with like-minded leaders to share experiences and develop an ongoing peer-to-peer support network through the Seed Transformation Network;
- Access to seasoned executives, who serve as volunteer leadership coaches and pro bono project consultants;
- Certificate of completion from Stanford GSB.
To qualify for the program, you must meet the criteria listed below:
- Be a CEO/founder of a for-profit company or a for-profit social enterprise;
- Your company must be based in Africa with an annual revenue between US$150,000 and $15 million.
Cost of Participation in the Seed Transformation Program
- US $5,000 (Fee has been subsidized by philanthropic contributions)
- In Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, the cost of the program has been further subsidized by the De Beers Group
- Fee includes value-added tax
- Women CEO/founders and social entrepreneurs are eligible for a limited number of scholarships. Note that information will be made available to selected applicants upon request.
If this program appeals to you, apply here.
Entries close on Thursday February 15th, 2021.
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