In January, we shared the list of 21 entrepreneurs selected from Kenya and South Africa by Impact Amplifier, GrowthAfrica, VC4Africa and Hivos to participate in the 2015 Green Pioneer Acceleration Program.
Now, the Green Pioneer Accelerator is gearing up for its inaugural graduation with 21 entrepreneurs. These companies will present to investors and strategic partners at two closed Venture Forums on Tuesday, June 9th in Nairobi, Kenya and on Thursday, June 11th in Cape Town, South Africa.
The eleven entrepreneurs who graduated from the GrowthAfrica hosted programme in Kenya are: Kencoco Limited, Boma Safi Limited, Green Pencils Limited, Skynotch Energy Africa, Strauss Energy, Plexus Energy Limited, Cobitech Solar Limited, Afrisol Energy Limited, Classic Foods Limited, Sanivation and Consumer Choice Limited.
The ten entrepreneurs who graduated from the Impact Amplifier hosted programme in South Africa are: Savvy Loo, SolarTurtle, Lady Bonin’s Tea, Mellowcabs, Mechanical Concrete, Project Solaris, Shakti Energy, MySmartFarm, Botanica Natural Products and PhytoPro.
Green Pioneer Accelerator graduates have been working closely with mentors and partners in preparation for the Venture Forums.
According to the accelerator, “The participants are positioning their companies for growth and select enterprises will be showcased to a group of investors, including impact-focused as well as impact-agnostic angel investors and early stage venture capital funds. In addition to the Venture Forums, the entrepreneurs will also be showcased to the Hivos, VC4Africa, GrowthAfrica and Impact Amplifier networks of investors.”
Interested investors and others can request to attend the Green Pioneer Accelerator Venture Forums in Nairobi (June 9) and Cape Town (June 11) and register a VC4Africa Pro Account to get access to full details.