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Stanford Seed  is collaborating with African Management Institute (AMI) to provide an exclusive offer for early-stage founders and business owners. The goal of the AMI and Stanford Seed relationship is to help your business achieve its aspirational growth objectives by blending AMI’s business growth programme with Stanford Seed’s expertise.

Designed exclusively for you, Africa's ambitious business owners and your senior leadership team, this practical business growth programme will equip you and your team with the core skills, tools, and strategies to:

  • Grow and scale your business
  • Effectively lead teams
  • Diversify revenue streams


  • The main applicant and participant is the Business Owner, CEO, or Founder of the business
  • For Leadership Team: Business owner accompanied by up to 2 senior leaders
  • Years In Business: Business in operation for more than 1 year
  • Revenue: Generated between $30,000 – $300,000 in revenue in at least one of the last two financial years
  • Employees: The business has a minimum of 3 full-time employees
  • Internet Enabled: Smartphone/internet connection to access online tools, courses, and the online community
  • Performance-Oriented: Willing to share key performance/financial data  (so that you and we can learn about your growth progress)


  • The top performing businesses will receive pro bono access to Stanford Seed mentors and project-based Stanford Seed consultants, as determined by the level of commitment
  • The programme will be delivered virtually over a 6-month learning journey

About African Management Institute

AMI enables ambitious businesses across Africa to thrive. We offer workplace learning that equips entrepreneurs and managers with the tools and training they need to succeed. Our model of training combines online and mobile tools with in-person workshops and on-the-job practice.  Tens of thousands of people have been through our programmes, from executives to entry-level workers, in large and small companies across the continent. To date, we have trained over 35,000 people in over 36 countries in Africa.