Aceli Africa in partnership with TechnoServe invites Agri-SMEs in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to apply for the Growth and Invest programme. The five-month virtual training programme will provide 30 agri-SMEs with an intensive tailored advisory in business strategy, operations, financial management, sales and marketing.

Through the programme, TechnoServe will enable portfolio SME companies to expand their businesses, increase revenues, and create economic opportunities. Upon successful completion of the programme, selected agri-SMEs will be invited for a pitching session with potential investors.

The programme will run from September 2022 to February 2023 and include the following:

  • A virtual training platform comprised of five online modules and resources designed to strengthen agri-SME business skills
  • Interactive virtual group sessions for agri-SMEs facing similar challenges or operating in the same sector with real-time support from TechnoServe staff
  • Monthly one-on-one targeted business coaching focused on helping entrepreneurs overcome the constraints that are most critical to the growth of their particular businesses
  • A pitching session with potential investors at the end of the training program

Interested applicants need to fulfil the following to apply:

  • Complete an online application form
  • Confirm access to reliable and regular internet
  • Have access to a smartphone or computer
  • Have a growth strategy
  • Have an annual revenue between USD 150,000 – USD 500,000
  • Have 7-25 employees

To apply for the programme, visit: Applications