Seed Transformation Program — West Africa
Seed Transformation Program – West 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

  • Founders/CEOs of for-profit companies who want to grow and scale their companies, thereby creating jobs, products, or services that benefit those living in poverty
  • Founders/CEOs of companies, across all industries, that have an annual revenue between US $150,000 and US $15 million and that are headquartered, legally registered, and currently operating within West Africa

Participant Commitment

  • Attend four one-week intensive class sessions, full time and in person, over the course of eight months. Sessions are held at Stanford Seed West Africa based in Accra, Ghana, unless otherwise indicated.
  • 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 company-wide 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