Jasiri Growth Accelerator Announces the Launch of its 3rd Cohort, Inviting Innovative Startups from Kenya and Rwanda



The Jasiri Growth Accelerator (JGA) is excited to announce the launch of its 3rd Cohort. The JGA is an industry-agnostic startup venture-building program operating in Eastern Africa.

It invests in early-stage startups in Kenya and Rwanda demonstrating product-market fit and led by a strong founding team. We are seeking early-stage startups with high growth potential and evidence of traction in serving a large, unserved, or underserved market.

Supported by the Allan and Gill Gray Philanthropies Eastern Africa (AGGP EA), the Jasiri Growth Accelerator aims to de-risk promising startups and prepare them for funding by focusing on business concept refinement, commercialization, and growth.

“In the third cohort of the Jasiri Growth Accelerator, we are excited to invite early-stage startups with potential for scale to apply. We are seeking ventures led by ambitious, dedicated, and impact-driven co-founding teams. Our commitment through the JGA is to work alongside the founding teams to support the achievement of their growth objectives while preparing them for further investment.” – Aline Kabanda, East Africa Regional Director, Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies Rwanda.

The JGA differentiates itself by offering a highly personalized support structure to each startup. The program will run predominantly virtually for ten months, providing flexibility, with occasional in-person attendance required for specific sessions. Selected startups are provided with a $75,000 investment to support their growth.

This includes a tailored split between direct funding towards working capital and funded strategic advisory to address key development areas and growth priorities for startups, with the ultimate aim of attaining seed-stage investor readiness and access. This support helps de-risk ventures, making them attractive to future investors.

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