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By the end of the programme, you and your business will be able to accelerate to reach your potential:
A total of 109 business have gone through the Scale for Success program including; 68 in Kenya, and 41 in Uganda. These businesses range from various sectors such as health, agribusiness, finance, manufacturing, education etc.
Scale for Success alumni include businesses such as Kasha, Mumsvillage, Kubamba Company Ltd or Kitingela Hot Glass Ltd.
Here you can read what impact the Scale for Success programme had on some of our entrepreneurs.
The programme is 6 months long. There will be a monthly meeting (1 day per month) and a monthly one on one coaching session (1 hour). We also expect you to take time to integrate the ideas and advice between sessions. Once you are accepted we will give you the specific training dates.
Our team is comprised of experienced entrepreneurs and business consultants who have grown successful businesses and expert coaches with deep knowledge in specific fields. You will also have an opportunity to engage with our international and national investor network, get their feedback and potentially secure investment.
Read our application criteria here to find out more.
Applications for Scale for Success are reviewed within 48 hours of completion. The application should meet our minimum requirements as outlined on our criteria page. Applications are also reviewed depending on the scalability and investability of your business. Always ensure that you clearly explain your product / service and your business model. Is there potential to grow and scale? Can your business model be replicated in similar markets?
An entrepreneur’s character goes a long way in the day to day running of the business. We evaluate what are their beliefs, the values they stand for and how they relate with different parties as they conduct business.
All applications are reviewed within a week, and each applicant gets an email notification on whether they proceeded to the visit stage or not. For those that don’t, they get a detailed email outlining reasons as to why they did go through. We then schedule site visits for the businesses that go through to get a clearer understanding of the business, the entrepreneur and the product or service they’re offering. We will also collect copies of the prerequisite documentation (as earlier communicated) while assessing risk mitigation measures during the visit. After the site visit, we will notify you within 24 hours whether or not you got accepted into the program.
We are looking for purpose-driven entrepreneurs who want to grow a profitable business to have a positive impact on society. Your values should be integrated into how you run your business. You should be keen to join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs who you can journey with and learn from.
We are interested in businesses which are targeting the poor (who are living with less than 10$ per capita per day) in East Africa. The product or service should serve the low-income population by empowering them economically, being in education, manufacturing, in the environmental sector, water, sanitation or something that we haven’t even thought of.
We anticipate that your business approaches the problem in a new and interesting way. Innovation might in your business model, a dynamic process or a new technology.
Our application platform has an automatic way of saving all information keyed in during the application process and you can review and amend the application before you submit it.
Please fill in the online form here. If this is not working then you can download an application form here, complete it electronically and submit it to [email protected].
If you are having difficulties or have any further questions then please contact us. Our team will be happy to help you.
The monthly cost for the program is KSH 19,800 (in Kenya) and USH 350, 000 (in Uganda) per participant. This includes a full-day training, conference fees for facility, breakfast, lunch, coffee and tea, as well as one hour of a private coaching session per month.