Apply for our next Cohort

Welcome to the E4Impact Accelerator submissions page.

Thank you for expressing interest in joining the E4Impact Accelerator Program 2020.

Key Sectors:

The Accelerator is open to all sectors, with a preference to the Italian excellences that are relevant for the Kenyan “Big Four Agenda” and this includes:

  • Agri-food
  • Fashion and design
  • Leather
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Construction and affordable housing
  • Healthcare
  • Green businesses and renewable energy
  • Innovative ICT services and infrastructures


Benefits to the Accelerated Companies:

  • Access to office space for 12 months
  • A customized training itinerary
  • International and local coaching and mentorship
  • Access to professional services (legal, accounting, communication,etc.)
  • Access to seed grants based on milestone attainment
  • Relationships with potential investors and financial institutions
  • Links to interested Italian companies that can help the Kenyan entrepreneur grow his/her business


Expected Results

It is expected that by the end of the 12-month acceleration period each company will have attained:

  • Increased revenues
  • Formal registration (if need be)
  • Network of suppliers, customers, distributors
  • Relationships with investors
  • Database of international business contacts
  • National and international exposure and visibility
  • Presence in all major social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)


Selection Criteria

 The businesses to be accelerated should meet the following criteria:

  • Have an innovative product/service
  • Post-revenue (startup or scale-up) with existing customer base
  • Have a team of co-founders in place with complementary skills
  • Clear social or environmental impact


Before you begin your submission to the E4Impact Accelerator Program, please go through the application document below to understand the questions and prepare in advance the responses. Once you have reviewed the questions and prepared, please come back to this page to begin the application process. Once you submit your application, you won’t be able to re-edit it.


Please note only online submissions done through this portal will be accepted.

Submissions are open till 5th April 2020 12:00 Midnight. 

Download -> E4Impact Accelerator Application Form.docx