What is Sinapis?
Sinapis is an accelerator program that supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with innovative, scalable and viable business models. In conjunction with Acton School of Business in Austin, TX, Sinapis offers a rigorous business training program similar to a mini-MBA but customized for SMEs and start-ups. In addition to the training program, participants also benefit from key consulting and mentorship resources & the potential to obtain seed capital.
How it works
- The program runs for a total of 4 months and is divided into 3 components: an online portion, an in-class portion and a field implementation portion. Participants dedicate an average of 20 hours/week to the program (6 hours each for the online and in-class portions and 12 hours for the field implementation portion).
- All classes are facilitated by certified Sinapis trainers who have undergone extensive training and are well versed with the curriculum. Coursework covers 4 core sections: Sales and Marketing, Human Resources & Management, Operations and Financials.
- Graduates of the Sinapis Training Program are eligible to compete in the annual Sinapis Business Plan Competition, the grand prize for which is 10,000 USD in seed capital.
- The top five to ten finalists in the Business Plan Competition advance to the Sinapis Fast Track Fellows Program. Fast Track Fellows gain access to world-class consulting services, as well as additional training and funding opportunities.
Who should apply?
Business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with highly scalable and innovative businesses/business ideas are strongly encouraged to apply.
The program fees can be paid either in one installment of Ksh 34,000, two installments of Ksh 18,000 each (Ksh 36,000 total), or four installments of Ksh 9,500 each (Ksh 38,000 total)
Application and first installment payment deadline is November 8th, 2015.
If you're interested in applying please fill in this form on or before November 8th 2015.