Take your business to the next level.
The Seed Transformation Program is an unconventional, in-person and online learning experience exclusively for founders/CEOs with annual revenue between $300K – $15M USD.
Stanford’s faculty and dedicated team of experts work with you and your management team, both virtually, and on location at your business, to help unlock growth opportunities.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 May 2023
For Established Entrepreneurs
Learn more about the Seed Transformation Program, designed for founders/CEOs with revenue between US $300K – $15M
For Early-Stage Entrepreneurs
For business owners with revenue between US $20K – $300K, learn more about the Aspire program, delivered in collaboration with the African Management Institute.
The Seed Effect
After the Seed Transformation Program, participants have reported the following:
INCREASED THEIR REVENUE
IN COLLECTIVE CAPITAL RAISED (USD)
15 January – 15 November 2024
Donors and scholarships:
Thanks to the generosity of founding donors Robert “Bob” King (MBA ’60) and Dorothy “Dottie” King, and many others, this program is offered to you at a fraction of its actual cost. In Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, the cost of the program has been subsidized in part by the De Beers Group.
In addition, scholarships of up to 60% of the program fee are available to smaller enterprises, women founders, and social entrepreneurs. Scholarship applications will be provided upon request to applicants who advance to the interview stage.
CEO/Founder of a for-profit business with revenue between US $300K – $15M.
Primary operations based in Africa or South Asia.
Applicants from most industries are eligible.
Jan – Nov 2024
Blend of in person & online.
5 – 8 hours/week online, plus two in-person weeklong training sessions
KEY MANAGEMENT TEAM MEMBERS (max of five):
2 – 4 hours/week
Two Weeks of In-Person Learning and Networking
15 – 20 January: Nairobi, Kenya
27 May – 1 June: Accra, Ghana
WORKSHOPS WITH YOUR MANAGEMENT TEAM:
Two in person at your company and two online.
Receive a Stanford GSB Certificate
The Problem Solvers
Meet entrepreneurs who have completed the Seed Transformation Program. Hear about the impact the program has had on their businesses.
Develop the skills, tools, and mindset to grow and scale your business using the world-class curriculum and innovative insights of Stanford Graduate School of Business
Partner with a Stanford business advisor who will support you and your team as you apply new tools and frameworks to your own business
Create a transformation plan – a detailed action plan to grow and scale your business
Receive a certificate of completion from the Stanford Graduate School of Business
Upon program conclusion, access Stanford coaches, consultants, and student interns to help you implement your growth plan
Become a member of the Seed Transformation Network, a group of over 1,000 peers from 30 countries, for continued engagement and learning
“The Stanford Seed Program isn’t just about you; they actually…train your people. That was probably the single most useful part of the program…they worked on the real-life problems in our company and took our management leadership team with us. That was the magic for us.”
Cofounder | The Lucient Group
Transforming your business starts here!