Award winning Kenyan food tech & media company EatOut has been selected for the 2nd cohort of Stanford SEED Transformation Program, which aims at leveraging the innovative and entrepreneurial mindset that is fostered at Stanford to help growth stage businesses in developing economies. EatOut will be one of 40 East African business that will attend the program based at the Kenya School of Government.
Run by the prestigious Stanford Graduate School of Business, the 12-month program aims to challenge high-potential leaders to assess their companies’ vision, redefine their strategies, and make ambitious changes toward exponential growth that will generate new jobs.
“One should never stop learning! To gain access to Stanford’s management training, coaching, and networking support has been incredible. Being able to share our challenges with some of the top business leaders in East Africa has been extremely eye opening. I’ve definitely had to question my leadership style on many occasions. Later this year we will be traveling together to Addis Ababa and Kigali and i’m excited to learn from my colleagues in those cities. I would definitely encourage growth stage business leaders to consider applying for 2018,” said EatOut Director & Founder, Mikul Shah.
The SEED program which was launched in East Africa in 2016 enables business owners to lead their regions to greater prosperity through a rigorous curriculum where participants gain the strategic skills, methodologies, and mindsets to transform their businesses and communities. Participants will work with Stanford faculty to explore topics ranging from leadership, strategy, and business ethics to accounting, marketing, and value chain innovations. The ultimate goal of the program is for participants to create their company’s transformation plan, a detailed action plan for their business with concrete steps to help them grow and scale over the next three to five years.
Application for the 2018 intake is open for; Founders and senior leaders of for-profit companies who want to grow and scale their companies, thereby creating jobs, products, or services that benefit those living in poverty and senior leaders of companies, across all industries, that have an annual revenue between US $150,000 and US $15 million and that are headquartered, legally registered, and currently operating within East Africa.
To apply visit; the Stanford Seed Transformation Program Website