Digital Launchpad Sponsorship for SMEs

Norwegian Agency for Development (NORAD) in partnership with Africa118 is running a project aimed at equipping and supporting African SMEs to achieve and sustain success in their businesses by providing them with a comprehensive package of digital tools and expertise (Digital LaunchPad) to enhance their competitiveness and access global markets.

The program will offer over 3,000 SMEs in; Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ghana with:

●Financial literacy training
●Digital marketing training
●Investment readiness and venture building support
●Digital marketing campaign
●Professional website
● Professional email services (Google Workplace)
●E-commerce + payment integration
●Access to financing
●Accelerator program

To be among the selected SMEs, interested businesses are asked to fill the below eligibility form and Africa118 will reach out to them for the next steps - should they qualify

Full Name (first & last name) *
Gender *
Age *
Email Address *
Phone Number ( indicate country code e.g +254) *
Name of Company/Business *
Role *
How long has the business been in operation? *
Number of Staff *
Which of the sectors below best describes your business category? *
Which products or services do you sell? *
Do you have a website? *
If yes above, put the website's URL/Link
What challenges do you face that hinder your business growth (state the challenges specific to your context) *
Please suggest any other areas of training or support you require to grow your business
Which Country is the Business Located? *
Is the Business Registered? *
What was your previous annual turnover/gross income in USD? Your 2020 business' gross income. Please provide an indication of your ANNUAL SALES(USD). To keep this information private we have provided a broad range of choices below. We assure you this will not be disclosed to any outside party but it is merely for indicative purposes of the target audience and potential target services *
If you are looking for FUNDING or CAPITAL RAISING SUPPORT, what is the proposed FUNDING amount(USD)? (Otherwise type N/A). This is your total funding need. *
What is the Type of Funding Sought*( Otherwise type N/A) *
If you are looking for FUNDING or CAPITAL RAISING SUPPORT what is the documentation currently available? (Tick ALL that are available) *
If you are looking for FUNDING or CAPITAL RAISING SUPPORT,what has been your individual money contribution to this venture so far?(USD) *
Briefly tell us why you'd like to be considered for this initiative *
Once the one-year free package has elapsed, will you be willing and able to afford $200 for year 2 & $400 for year 3 to cater for the services which will be offered? *
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