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Japan NINJA Accelerator Program 2021 For Kenyan Startups

NINJA Kenya is a 12-week acceleration program aimed at enhancing the ability to secure strategic partnerships and investment for high-growth post-revenue ventures In Kenya.

The program is uniquely tailored to bring together expertise from both local and Japanese resources for guaranteed success to participating entrepreneurs.

Empowering innovative, high-growth business in Kenya for sustained and significant increase in revenue, job creation and positive community impact in a post-COVID World.

The NINJA Accelerator aims to empower Kenya’s high-growth post-revenue ventures with strategic partnerships, mentorships, and access to investments for enhanced business growth and continued social development in the country.

Application criteria:

For cohort 2, we are looking for 5 high-potential ventures that are:

  1. For profit, post product, post revenue business with minimum of 6 months sustained revenue
  2. With an office and operations based in Kenya
  3. Led by a dedicated FULL-TIME founding team
  4. Minimum of 2 years of existence, but not greater than 5 years
  5. At a stage to raise Late Seed or Pre-Series A funding rounds
  6. With a Founding Team committed to fully participate in ALL program activities
  7. The business model and/or product/service must be tech-enabled
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Tailored Support: Strengthen the foundation of your business in Kenya and gear up for scaling through intensive tailored support.

Global Community: Gain broader perspective, insight, and best practices from a global community of mentors, experts and instructors.

Strategic Partners: Gain unique access to Japanese venture capitalists, institutional and corporate investors, and/or strategic partners like no other program

Applications open on August 9th and close on September 5th 2021.

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