Other services Ongoza offers include:
1. Peer networks, community and business connections2.8 week course, tackling practical business problems (i.e. financial management, product development, sales and marketing etc.)3. Access to low-cost debt financing after 3 months, subject to additional screening 4. Seminars on practical business problems (i.e. financial management, how to close a deal, etc.)
Overall business support will be need-based, with Ongoza’s core competencies covering a variety of topics. Some example topics include:
1. Product Development2. Sales and Marketing 3. Financial Record keeping and Modeling4. HR and Governance5. Operations6. Investor Readiness
The accelerator will begin with an 8-week course designed to provide the business expertise necessary for growth. Outstanding entrepreneurs will then be selected to progress to the second phase of the accelerator: 10 months of 1-on-1 business advisory support, access to low-cost debt financing, skills workshops, market linkages and networking opportunities with peers, investors, etc.
Accepted entrepreneurs will be asked to pay a heavily subsidized fee of 5.000 ksh at the beginning of each month.
To apply, please complete and submit this application form. Select candidates will move onto the next round of applications, which will consist of an in-person site visit and interview. Please note that entrepreneurs will be asked to present a copy of their monthly financial revenues and costs at that time.
Please contact Philip Ojuok on firstname.lastname@example.org or (0) 723 337 498 with any questions or comments.