Business Growth Program

Please note the 2020 program is open to those who have a small business that has been running for a year and is generating revenue.

If your company is successful in its application to join our Business Growth Program, and has paid the participation fee, you will be invited to join the ACT 2020 cohort. The program will contain a series of bootcamps, some fieldwork, coaching, business support and a pitch day.

During the first bootcamp we will focus on design thinking, business modeling, social impact, and scale. The second bootcamp will focus on developing your value proposition, prototyping, product development and branding. The third bootcamp, will focus on refining your product or service, and business fundamentals such as developing a business strategy, financial projections, and investor readiness based on market insights.  Finally, our forth bootcamp will wrap up the program ending in a pitch to potential investors and financing institutions.

Business Growth Program Stages (Accelerator)


Bootcamp 1

The bootcamp will provide an introduction to design thinking research, business model review and exploring pathways to growth.




This will give you an opportunity to experiment and apply what you learnt in Bootcamp 1 in preparation for the main Design Thinking activity.



Bootcamp 2

This bootcamp will focus on the initial insights from the first round of fieldwork, branding, value proposition, competition analysis, storytelling etc



Research Period (Fieldwork)

Each company, supported by a design thinking researcher will carry out a research plan to better understand its end users.


Bootcamp 3

This bootcamp will focus on reviewing insights from the research period, marketing, pricing, strategy, financial projections and go-to-market.



Graduation Pitch Day


Final Pitch to investors and partners.

Do you think you are ready to take your business to the next level?

Consider applying next year and whatsapp us on +263772 49 66 73 for more info.