AMI’s Survive to Thrive Programme

Are you a Stanbic Bank client who is interested in growing your business? Apply for AMI’s Survive to Thrive Programme

AMI Survive to Thrive

Are you a Stanbic Bank client who is interested in growing your business? The deadline for AMI’s Survive to Thrive Programme has been extended

Stanbic Bank Uganda, in partnership with ConsumerCentriX and the African Management Institute (AMI), invites their clients to participate in AMI Survive to Thrive Programme. Selected participants to the 6-month entrepreneurial Programme will be offered online courses, access to interactive learning labs (delivered virtually and in-person), peer networking and practical business tools.

The Programme is open to one individual entrepreneur and one senior staff member, women entrepreneurs are highly encouraged to apply, from their business to offer them an opportunity to learn how to set SMART growth goals and implement new business habits and tools. Upon completing the Programme, participants will have access to AMI’s Growth Network, an exclusive community of ambitious African entrepreneurs who have successfully graduated from AMI programmes.

As part of the network, participants will connect with entrepreneurs from across Africa and access premium services such as AMI’s Finance Link (for access to funding opportunities). Additionally, participants will have access to mentoring and coaching networks, exclusive networking events and continued access to AMI’s world-class business tools, courses and resources.

Interested entrepreneurs must fulfil the following criteria to apply:

  • Have a business that has been in operation for more than 1 year
  • Have a revenue between USD 10,000 – USD 50,000 in at least one of the last two financial years
  • Have a minimum of two full-time employees.

New deadline: May 16th, 2022

To apply for the info session, visit: AMI Survive to Thrive Programme Application


Are you a Stanbic Bank client who is interested in growing your business? Apply for AMI’s Survive to Thrive Programme

AMI Survive to Thrive

Are you a Stanbic Bank client who is interested in growing your business? Apply for AMI’s Survive to Thrive Programme

Stanbic Bank Uganda, in partnership with ConsumerCentriX and the African Management Institute (AMI), invite their clients to participate in AMI Survive to Thrive Programme. Selected participants to the 6-month entrepreneurial Programme will be offered online courses, access to interactive learning labs (delivered virtually and in-person), peer networking and practical business tools.

The Programme is open to one individual entrepreneur and one senior staff member from their business to offer them an opportunity to learn how to set SMART growth goals and implement new business habits and tools. Upon completing the Programme, participants will have access to AMI’s Growth Network, an exclusive community of ambitious African entrepreneurs who have successfully graduated from AMI programmes.

As part of the network, participants will connect with entrepreneurs from across Africa and access premium services such as AMI’s Finance Link (for access to funding opportunities). Additionally, participants will have access to mentoring and coaching networks, exclusive networking events and continued access to AMI’s world-class business tools, courses and resources.

Interested entrepreneurs must fulfil the following criteria to apply:

  • Have a business that has been in operation for more than 1 year
  • Have a revenue between USD 10,000 – USD 50,000 in at least one of the last two financial years
  • Have a minimum of two full-time employees.

To apply for the info session, visit: AMI Survive to Thrive Programme Application


Stanbic Business Incubator Limited (SBIL) celebrates Survive to Thrive programme graduates and prepares for another cohort

Stanbic Business Incubator Limited (SBIL) celebrates Survive to Thrive programme graduates and prepares for another cohort

On 13 April 2021, the SBIL celebrated the completion of its Survive to Thrive training programme by 21 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from among Stanbic Bank Uganda’s (SBU) clients. The event was held in Kampala and consisted of a facetoface training session, an overview session on financial products available to SMEs led by SBU staff, peer networking, and a cake-cutting ceremony for all participants to enjoy.   

The training programme, developed and delivered as part of an existing partnership between  SBU, the Africa Management Institute (AMI), and ConsumerCentriX, is a six-month programme focused on equipping business owners with the skills they need to navigate the challenges and opportunities brought about by COVID-19.  

This cohort of the Survive to Thrive programme was launched in September 2020.  Enterprises participating came from various sectors of the economy, including Agriculture, Information Technology (IT), Tourism, Hospitality, and Trade. Participants engaged in monthly virtual group training sessions focused on practical skills led by AMI facilitators and received access to online tools to put those skills into practice. Training sessions focused on topics such as business growth and leadership skills and helped prepare businesses to access financing, which is critical to their business survival and growth. Businesses also had the opportunity to network with their peers both virtually and during the final session of the programme, which was conducted in-person following COVID-19 safety protocols.  

Participants who attended the final session were delighted to have the chance to meet others in their cohort in person and shared their feedback on the programme, including how they were able to put their new knowledge into practice.  

Participating SMEs acknowledged that the training programme helped them overcome challenges brought about by the pandemic, including Ms. Ronah Kuteesa of Praise Supermarket, who highlighted that the skills that she gained in strategic thinking have helped her adapt her business exposure to new ideas and enabled her to better motivate company staff during these tough times.  

The training also helped other businesses in expanding their customer segments. For example, Mr. Okello David of Kiro of Great Africa Tours explained that through the training, he gained knowledge on marketing strategies and  how to conduct customer segmentation. As a result, he was able to diversify his company’s product offering by including domestic tours offered to a niche segment in North Uganda to complement his existing international travel services    

Mr. MacWilliams Edward Mponye of Softech Integrated Africa Ltd, an ICT automation company, shared that he particularly appreciated the online tools on planning, finance, and management made available through the programme, which have helped him scale his business operations and enhance strategic planning for the company 

To mark the successful conclusion of the programme, SBIL plans to host a virtual graduation on 11 May, after which participants will become part of the AMI Growth Network,where they can connect with other entrepreneurs.  

The Survive to Thrive training programme will be available again later this year and open to Stanbic Bank’s SME clients. Those seeking to grow their businesses and thrive during these challenging  times should contact SBIL at incubator@stanbic.com or Stanbic Bank’s Entreprise Direct at  enterprisedirectug@stanbic.com  for more information. Stay tuned to learn more about the programme application dates and requirements! 


AMI Virtual Speed Networking

AMI Virtual Speed Networking Event

Every month, we provide a supportive space for a community of ambitious entrepreneurs from across Africa, to network in this structured speed networking session.

This virtual networking event includes:

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and network with entrepreneurs from across the continent next week Wednesday 30th September 2020 at 8 p.m. EAT / 7 p.m. South and Central / 6 p.m. West Africa / 5 p.m. GMT.

Limited slots are available.

Register Here!