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Stanford Seed

Stanford Seed partners with entrepreneurs from across Africa and South Asia to help them build thriving enterprises that transform lives.

We deliver world-class business training and resources to help entrepreneurs from promising startups and profitable companies take their businesses, countries, and regions to the next level.

Now Accepting Applications

Transformation Program

We are looking for high-potential CEOs or founders based in Africa or South Asia to participate in the Seed Transformation Program.

Application Deadline: 1 June

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The Seed Effect
The Seed Effect
We’ve collected the data — from Stanford to Africa and India. See how we’re working to end the cycle of global poverty and transform lives.

Meet the Seed Community

Together, Seed-trained entrepreneurs, volunteer business coaches, and Stanford student interns are impacting lives. Hear about their stories of struggle, success, and transformation.

The Problem Solvers
The Problem Solvers
Hear from leaders filled with passion and purpose — equally committed to growing their businesses and improving their communities and the world.
Enabling Change
Enabling Change
Meet Laurie Fuller, a Stanford Seed coach in East Africa, who supports business leaders as they scale their enterprises.
Adapt and Learn
Adapt and Learn
Meet Juanita Duque, an MBA student at Stanford Graduate School of Business who spent her summer working remotely with Almond House, a gourmet Indian sweets company.

Tune into Seed’s Podcast

Hear about the unique challenges entrepreneurs face and gain insights from Stanford faculty in Seed’s podcast, Grit & Growth.