The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford Seed) is a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative that collaborates with entrepreneurs in emerging markets to build thriving businesses that transform lives. Stanford Seed currently operates in Africa and South Asia. Stanford Seed believe that business is one of the most powerful engines of change to create greater prosperity in and for emerging economies. To maximize their impact, they’re working on multiple fronts and across multiple time horizons.
The Seed Business Transformation Advisor will deliver tools necessary to transform East, Central and Southern African (Francophone countries) business leaders and their companies. The Seed Business Transformation Advisor enables growth and scale by providing practical, insightful and inspirational guidance to small and medium-sized business leaders and their management teams.
Role Responsibilities :
These duties may be adjusted as needed to suit the business of the Stanford Seed programs in East Africa. The preferred location for the Advisor is Nairobi, Kenya. Alternatively the Advisor can be based in East, Central or Southern Africa, but will be required to travel to Nairobi twice a year.
Education and Experience:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) is housed at the Graduate School of Business, and focuses on driving growth through entrepreneurship and scaling established enterprises to create jobs and improve lives. SEED engages in research, teaching and especially on-the-ground training and mentoring for entrepreneurs. SEED, which seeks to alleviate poverty by stimulating the creation of economic opportunities through innovation, entrepreneurship and the growth of businesses, was established in 2011. The Seed Transformation Program is a comprehensive yearlong program that includes six months of immersive general-management training on the continent, led by Stanford GSB faculty and supported by trained local facilitators.