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Stanford Seed Transformation Programme 2021 for High-Potential CEOs/Founders in Africa

Stanford Seed is looking for high-potential CEOs/founders based in Africa who are motivated for growth.  

Application Deadline: 15th April 2021

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): African countries & at your company

About the Award: The Seed Transformation Program is an unconventional, high-touch learning experience that goes beyond acquiring business skills. Stanford’s world-renowned faculty and dedicated team of experts work with leaders throughout their 12-month journey to growth.

Type: Entrepreneurship


  • CEOs/founders of for-profit companies and for-profit social enterprises
  • Companies based in Africa with annual revenues between US$150,000 and $15 million

Number of Awards: Not specified

Cost of Participation: 

  • US $5,000 (Fee has been subsidized by philanthropic contributions)
  • In Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, the cost of the program has been further subsidized by the De Beers Group.
  • Fee includes value-added tax.
  • Limited scholarships for women CEO or founders and social entrepreneurs are available. Information will be made available to admitted applicants upon request.

Value of Award

  • Take advantage of a world-class curriculum from Stanford GSB and the innovative thinking that has shaped so many of the most successful companies in Silicon Valley.
  • Get the support from trained local facilitators to help you introduce what you’ve learned to your company and promote buy-in.
  • Develop relationships with like-minded leaders to share experiences and develop an ongoing peer-to-peer support network.

Duration of Program: 12 months (September 2021 – October 2022)

How to Apply: Apply Here

Visit the Program Webpage for Details