Seed Transformation Program — Southern Africa
Seed Transformation Program – Southern Africa

Participant Profile

The Seed Transformation Program is specifically designed for established business leaders — not early-stage entrepreneurs. We’re looking for CEOs/founders of for-profit companies —in businesses ranging from agriculture to IT — who want to capitalize on what they’ve already created … and take it to the next level.

Who Should Attend

  • A CEO/founder of a for-profit company or for-profit social enterprise who wants to grow and scale their companies, thereby creating jobs, products, or services that benefit those living in poverty.
  • From a company with annual revenue between US $150,000 and US $15 million that is based in Botswana, South Africa, or Namibia.

Participant Commitment

  • Attend four one-week intensive class sessions, full time and in person, over the course of eight months.
  • Prepare for and participate in three full-day facilitated workshops at your company with your management team to share and apply your learnings and to develop a companywide transformation plan that will grow and scale your company.
  • Participate in nine Leadership Labs, half-day meetings with fellow company leaders from the program, throughout the year.

The program is open to companies in all industries. The following sectors have been represented in past cohorts:

  • Agriculture and food processing
  • Construction, civil engineering, and real estate
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Health care
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Retail and product manufacturing
  • Tourism
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Water and sanitation