Developed exclusively for Africa's ambitious business owners and their senior leadership team, this practical business growth programme equips leaders with the core skills, tools, and strategies to grow their businesses, lead teams, and diversify revenue streams.
Reach for Growth
For Africa’s Ambitious Business Owners
Joining other business owners from across Africa, you will focus on achieving your aspirational business growth goals and improving your business management skills through interactive virtual workshops, practical online tools & courses, and peer-group learning.
Infused with Stanford Seed Expertise
Unique to the Stanford Seed-sponsored edition of Aspire, your learning journey will include a live guest lecture from the Stanford Graduate School of Business Faculty.
The top 10% performing businesses in each cohort will receive pro bono access to Stanford Seed mentors and project-based Stanford Seed consultants, as determined by the level of commitment.
About the Aspire Business Growth Programme
For Business Owners & Founders
- The main applicant and participant is the Business Owner, CEO, or Founder of the business
- For Leadership Team: Business owner accompanied by up to 2 senior leaders
- Years In Business: Business in operation for more than 1 year
- Revenue: Generated between $30,000 – $300,000 in revenue in at least one of the last two financial years
- Employees: The business has a minimum of 3 full-time employees
- Internet Enabled: Smartphone/internet connection to access online tools, courses, and the online community
- Performance-Oriented: Willing to share key performance/financial data (so that you and we can learn about your growth progress).
About the Learning Journey
Getting Set Up for Growth
Leading for Growth
Innovation: Identifying Growth Opportunities
Financial Analysis: Key Drivers of Business Growth
Building the People and Processes for Success
Plan for Growth
Growth Network & Finance Link
PROGRAMME START DATE
(Time commitment will be no more than 3-4 hours per week.)
*Stanford Seed may provide additional partial scholarships to businesses that are female-led or operate in agriculture / clean energy / small-rural markets
Build & grow as you learn
Instead of talking at entrepreneurs about concepts and theories, AMI introduces practical business and management tools that can be applied to business practices on day one. Participants navigate their learning journey with our learning platform and apps, powerful facilitator-led learning experiences, and peer-to-peer support.
YOUR TOOLKIT FOR BUSINESS
More than traditional training - practical tools that you’ll use immediately
Expect engaging Learning Labs led by world-class facilitators and interactive peer group meetings
BITE-SIZED CONTENT ON THE GO
Get the content you need, when you need it, via web and mobile. Access 20+ online courses & over 125 business tools
Proven Results for Businesses & Entrepreneurs
“After college, 29 years ago, these classes definitely had the biggest impact. I want to also share my knowledge Aspire was just an amazing experience .”
– Mustafa Jacksi, Managing Director, Spik and Span Limited, Tanzania
“Getting the opportunity to engage and learn from other business owners especially those who run businesses unrelated to mine, opened my mind to a wealth of opportunities available there”
– Linda Nyambezi, Founder and Managing Partner, Insele Capital, South Africa
The Faculty & Team
Chief Product Officer
Lead Learner Success
About AMI and Stanford Seed’s Collaboration
Stanford Seed is collaborating with African Management Institute (AMI) to provide an exclusive offer for early-stage founders and business owners. The goal of the AMI and Stanford Seed relationship is to help your business achieve its aspirational growth objectives by blending AMI’s business growth programme with Stanford Seed’s expertise
For a limited time, Stanford Seed is providing partial scholarships for the Aspire Business Growth programme to qualified applicants.