Fast-track
your business
to success!

Stanford Seed, is seeking high-potential CEOs/founders based in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia who are motivated to significantly grow their businesses.

The Seed Transformation Program (STP) combines in-person and online sessions in a deeply-concentrated learning experience for established companies. The STP is designed for business owners and their senior management team and is led by Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty and supported by Stanford-trained advisors and experts.

It’s about more than sharpening your skills; Stanford’s world-renowned team works with you and your team over an 11-month period (and beyond) to transform and elevate essential aspects of your business.

The Seed Effect

After the Seed Transformation Program, participants have reported the following:

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The Details

PROGRAM DATES:

15 January to 30 November, 2023

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

15 June, 2022

PROGRAM FEE:

US $6,000*

*The cost of the program has been significantly subsidized through philanthropic contributions. In Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, the cost of the program has been subsidized by the De Beers Group.

OPEN TO:

CEOs/founders of for-profit companies and market-driven social enterprises. Participants may include their senior managers for virtual components of the program.

REQUIREMENT:

Companies based in Africa and South Asia with annual revenues between US $300,000 and $15 million.

COMMITMENT:

Approximately 5- 8 hours per week for CEO/founder, plus two in-person immersion weeks. 2 – 4 hours per week for team members.

LOCATION:

There will be two, in-person immersion weeks:

Africa: 16-21 January and 19-24 June The immersion weeks for companies in Africa will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, and Accra, Ghana.

South Asia: 15-20 January and 18-23 June The immersion weeks will be held in Chennai, India.

Other program activities will take place online or at your company. All in-person events will be conducted in compliance with local health and safety protocols, including vaccines and testing. The program schedule is subject to change.

Learn More

Hear from someone who’s growing their business.

The Problem Solvers:

Hear from leaders filled with passion and purpose — equally committed to growing their businesses and improving their communities and the world.

Key Benefits

Significantly scale your business and impact your community via this world-class educational course.

  • From strategy to finance, marketing to sales, learn best-practices from world-renowned Stanford faculty and vetted local business practitioners.
  • Create a detailed, actionable plan to grow and scale your business.
  • Develop relationships with like-minded leaders for an ongoing peer-to-peer support network.

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  • Access Stanford GSB’s world-class curriculum and the innovative thinking that has shaped numerous Silicon Valley success stories.
  • A schedule designed for busy business owners. Include your management team to facilitate buy-in, implementation, and impact.

“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.”

— Lerang Selolwane, Cofounder | The Lucient Group