E4Impact Acceleration Program
The E4Impact Acceleration Program is a dynamic and innovative program designed to support and empower growth-stage and scale-up enterprises in Kenya. Our mission is to nurture the growth and success of Kenyan impact entrepreneurs by providing them with the necessary resources, training, and equity funding to build their enterprises into thriving and impactful businesses.
The journey includes: Having a roadmap that shows Application, Pre – Selection, Interviews, Due Diligence, Final Selection, Cohort Launch, and Access to Accelerator Services.
The recruitment process is officially launched and all interested candidates are invited to submit their applications through our online platform/ application.
From the applications received, an initial pre-selection is undertaken as the first screening towards determining enterprises who will form the cohort.
The candidates who qualify after the first screening are invited for an interview to get a better understanding of their enterprises against the laid out criteria.
4. Due Diligence
A thorough background check is done, for the enterprises that qualify after the interviews, as part of further screening.
5. Final Selection
After the due diligence, the final determination of the enterprises forming the cohort is made and communication is passed on to them; including a schedule of the acceleration program.
To ensure that the accelerator meets the needs of the entrepreneurs, these key elements are part of the program:
Our training program is action-oriented, with specific business assignments to be executed by entrepreneurs. It involves a “deep-dive” into the following areas:
(Modelling, Scaling & Impact Measurement)
Market Analysis & Sales
Business Systems & Processes
The specific modules are reviewed quarterly to better respond to the needs of the cohort with and are delivered in multiple formats as below:
- Monthly in presence session
- Monthly webinars
- Online learning portal
Specific training by E4A Partners
A. Access to seed grants
E4A will deploy seed grants based on the business milestones to some of the companies. These seed grants will serve as a catalyst for future capital raising.
B. Investor Linkages
To create a strong relationship between investors and the businesses, E4A will offer:
+ Investor monthly webinars
+ Sharing of investor teaser documents;
+ Physical meetings with investors on site;
+ Conference calls to specific investors;
+ Sector-specific “Fundraising Demo Days”.
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