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Stanford Seed Programs

Seed delivers world-class business training to help entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. Whether it’s a promising startup, a small, growing company, or an already profitable enterprise, Seed partners with entrepreneurs to help them transform, grow, and make a positive impact in their communities.

Find the program that’s right for you and get the world-class business training you need to transform, grow, and make an impact.

For Established Entrepreneurs

Seed Transformation Program helps established enterprises scale to exponential growth. It’s our flagship 10-month leadership program for CEOs/founders and their management teams to help identify growth opportunities and implement an action plan to transform their business. The in-person and online program is designed for African, South Asian, and Indonesian companies with revenue between $300K – $15M.

Seed Transformation Network assists leaders who have completed the Seed Transformation Program to keep scaling by supporting collaboration and networking with other STP companies. The program provides ongoing leadership and project-based support from Seed coaches, consultants, and interns.

For Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

Seed Spark helps early-stage startups create and clarify their value proposition, go-to-market strategy, and profit model. It’s a five-month online training program for high-potential entrepreneurs offered in collaboration with incubators, accelerators, and other entrepreneurial support organizations in Africa and South Asia. The program is designed for pre- and early-revenue companies.

Aspire helps small, growing companies formalize their business structures and professionalize their operations to drive growth. It’s a six-month online business growth program to equip entrepreneurs with the core skills, tools, and strategies to thrive. The program is offered in partnership with the African Management Institute. The program is designed for African companies with revenue between $20 - $400K.