5 reasons why you should sign up for the Sinapis Programme

By Mercy Deche
iHub Consulting
  Published 13 Apr 2016
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Imagine you have a small business. Perhaps you’re fresh out of campus.Maybe you’ve been trying for a few years. Maybe this is your third, fourth or fifth try. You’ve had some success. You’ve even been featured in a list somewhere: “Top 10 startups to watch out for in 2016”. You were even interviewed for the evening news, by a young reporter looking for a story. And you wish these interviews, features and listicles could translate into money. You’re not sure what you’re doing wrong. You make progress, acquire new customers, get people to download your app but it’s a vicious cycle. You always find yourself asking what you’re doing wrong.

If this description describes you, then you should join the Sinapis Programme today. Perhaps you need a little convincing. I have come up with 5 reasons that will give you that little extra push.

It’s a great training

I thought I should get this right off the bat. Just in case you quit reading at point number 1. The Sinapis programme has been tested and found worthy by many of your peers here at the iHub. It is also recommended by successful entrepreneurs who’ve seen it transform their businesses . You’ll get to cover lots of cool things. Just to give you an inkling of how amazing this program is, I’ll give you a sneak peek of the first class. One of the first questions that is tackled at the very beginning is the start-up failure rate in Kenya: “How many start-ups in Kenya survive to see their 3rd birthday?” The number will surprise you. It’s probably less than you think. The answer to this question is tackled by addressing a very common mentality in our ecosystem: “If you build it, they will come”. Throughout the course, the Sinapis trainers are going to make sure that participants are pursuing the right opportunities

It’s designed just for you

The Sinapis programme isn’t a cheap cop-out. It’s not recommended for people only looking to add a certificate to their academic portfolio and who aren’t willing to put in serious effort over the 16 week period. It is a program for entrepreneurs that have an actual business or a business idea that they are actively working on and want to use this course to take their business to the next level. This program is for entrepreneurs that

  • Have a real business or business idea that they want to take to the next level
  • Are fully committed to taking what they learn each week and applying it to their business
  • Are prepared to make a sacrifice of time and effort over the next 16 weeks to get the learning needed to succeed in business

It's remarkably cheaper

For the amount of value you get, the Sinapis programme is extremely affordable. It’s just 34,000 KES, for a world-class curriculum covered over a period of 16 weeks. The Sinapis programme is described as a Mini-MBA. Most of the curriculum you will be going through is from the Acton School of Business, but you will also go through materials from other groups such as Harvard Business School. At the end of the program, you will receive a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from Sinapis that will provide proof of competence of your entrepreneurial skills.

You’ll meet great people

You will have a small group that you will stay with during the whole program. Each week you will first present to your other small group members on what you accomplished in terms of your milestones, then review the materials with the larger group and then, you will move back to your small group to complete exercises to help you apply this to your business. This structure allows you to not only improve your own business but also to learn from other people’s experiences

You might win money!!

Once you share what you’ve completed with your milestones each week with your small group members, each small group will choose one person to present their progress to the class. Once each representative from each small group has presented, the class gets to vote on who they think did the best overall that week. Once the votes are collected and tallied, a winner is announced and recorded, improving the winner’s chances at a business plan competition. Doing well in class gives you an advantage at Sinapis’ Business Plan competition, where you might ultimately win $10,000 for your business.

There you have it. I hope I have convinced you to join the Sinapis programme. You can join the programme currently running within the next 2 weeks at the iHub from Saturday, April 30th 2016. .

The program fees can be paid either in one instalment 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).


Please email [email protected] if you’re interested in joining the programme


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