Apply for Stanford Seed Transformation Program in West Africa!

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Deadline: 15 November 2015

The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies—known as Stanford Seed is seeking applications for its Transformation Program in order to generate impact in the form of jobs and life improvements for people living in poverty.

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The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford Seed) is a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative intent on ending the cycle of poverty in developing economies.

Only Seed provides a combination of training, networking support, and coaching for established business leaders in developing economies; curriculum development and immersive programs for Stanford students to inspire them to become globally-engaged citizens and leaders; and funding for critical research related to issues of poverty that may culminate in more effective interventions in the future.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • The Stanford Seed Transformation Program is specifically intended for founders/leaders who lead and want to grow their established businesses in the West Africa subregion.
  • Applicants must demonstrate commitment and potential to grow and scale their companies, thereby creating jobs, products, or services that benefit those living in poverty.
  • Applicants must be founders/leaders of for-profit companies.
  • Applicants lead organizations with an annual revenue range between $150,000 and $15 million.
  • Applicant’s company must be headquartered, legally registered, and currently operating within West Africa.
  • Applicant must have English language proficiency.
  • The program is open to 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
    • Healthcare
    • Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)
    • Retail & Product Manufacturing
    • Tourism
    • Transportation and Logistics
    • Water and Sanitation
    • Other sectors qualify as well

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Seed Transformation Program.

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