Apply to the Seed Transformation Program in East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, or India to gain access to Stanford’s general management training, coaching, and networking support, and transform your career and your organization.
Be a CEO or founder of a company or market-driven social enterprise.
Lead a company with a strong value proposition and potential to grow with an annual revenue between US $150,000 and US $15 million that is registered in East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, India, or Sri Lanka.
Have a management team of at least two people in addition to the CEO or founder.
There are no specific educational requirements. We do not require that you take the GMAT or another exam to apply to or qualify for the Seed Transformation Program.
We do not require that you take the TOEFL or another English test to apply to or qualify for the Seed Transformation Program. However, participants must be able to both understand and speak English at a level that allows them to participate fully in this fast-paced program conducted in English.
Participants should be able to read large volumes of material in English, understand and participate in lectures and class discussions, and engage in small-group discussions.
The application is currently closed and will reopen in March 2020.
Admission to the Seed Transformation Program is very competitive. An admissions committee will assess all completed applications based on the program’s criteria for admission. The application requires leader and company information, as well as a personal statement.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we recommend you apply early.
You must fill out and submit the application online.
Payment & Cancellation
Payment details will be provided upon acceptance to the program.
This program is significantly subsidized by donors, however, a limited number of scholarships are offered based on need. Additional scholarships to offset program fees, travel expenses and childcare are available specifically for women CEOs/founders based in Africa. Information will be made available to admitted applicants upon request.