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 email services (Google Workplace)
●E-commerce + payment integration
●Access to financing
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)
26 - 30
31 - 35
Phone Number ( indicate country code e.g +254)
Name of Company/Business
How long has the business been in operation?
Less than 6 months
Between 6 months - 1 year
1 - 2 Years
2 - 3 Years
3 - 4 Years
4 - 5 Years
5 -10 Years
Above 10 Years
Number of Staff
Which of the sectors below best describes your business category?
Tourism and Hospitality
Beauty and Cosmetics
Agriculture and Livestock
Auto services & Transportation
Clothing & Fashion Services
Financial Services Sector
Media & Communication (including digital)
NGO & Social Work
Real Estate & Construction
Software & Information Technology
Culture, sports and entertainment industry
Transportation & Energy
Wholesale and retail trade (including eCommerce)
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)
Access to Finance
Export Market Access
Reaching Target Clients
Online Visibility & Social Media Management
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
0 to USD 1,000
USD 1,000 to USD 5,000
USD 5,000 to USD 10,000
USD 10,000 to USD 50,000
USD 50,000 to USD100,000
USD 100,000 to USD 500,000
USD 500,000 to USD 1 Million
Above 1 Million dollars
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)
Project Feasibility Studies
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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