Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economics Seed Transformation Program 2016 (STP) East Africa

Application Deadline: 15 January 2016

Building on Stanford’s decades-long history of educating innovators in Silicon Valley, Stanford Seed is now bringing this innovative mindset and practical business training to entrepreneurs in Africa.

Stanford Faculty-Led Curriculum

The STP curriculum is customized to address the needs of founders and senior leaders of small and medium sized companies who are committed to growing their businesses.

Over a period of six months, you will attend four highly interactive sessions—each lasting one week. Sessions cover tools and methodologies that you will use to grow and transform your business.

For example, you will learn about Design Thinking—an innovative problem-solving approach refined by Stanford faculty and its alumni—that is invaluable for identifying new products and services for your customers.

STP topics include leadership training, strategy, organizational design, business model development, operations, accounting, marketing, finance/investing, value chain innovations, governance, business ethics, and product and service innovations. 

Participant Commitment

  • Admitted founders/leaders must commit to the six month program duration.
  • Mandatory attendance is required for the four sessions, each lasting one week. Sessions are held at Seed’s East Africa center in Nairobi, Kenya, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Attendance is also required at one Leadership Lab, held between the week-long sessions.
  • You are also expected to work closely with your management team to share and apply your learnings and to develop a company-wide plan for transformation and growth of your business.
Cost to Participants
  • STP participants are responsible for transportation to and from Seed’s East Africa center located in Nairobi, Kenya, as well as for lodging during the sessions.
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and some dinners will be provided during the program.
Program Fee

Instruction in the Seed Transformation Program is offered by Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty, leveraging expertise in executive education, training, and coaching. In order to partially defray program expenses and increase Seed’s potential impact, there is a USD 5,000 fee for program participation.

In the inaugural year in East Africa, Seed has reduced the fee to USD 1,500 per participant. 

Application and Deadline
  • The online application  is live. Deadline to submit the online application is 15 January 2016 (however, the admission committee will review applications on a rolling basis so we recommend you apply early).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Seed Transformation Program 2016 (STP) East Africa


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