Next Innovation with Japan (NINJA) Accelerator Program 2021 (Cohort 2) for young Kenyan Entrepreneurs.

call for applications

Application Deadline:September 5th 2021.


NINJA, Next INnovation with JApan
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is a startup support project piloted by the program sponsor, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

JICA, together with implementation partners Double Feather Partners, Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support, Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory, and GrowthAfrica, have launched the NINJA Accelerator in Kenya to provide integrated resources for enhanced business success in Kenya.

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

  • For profit, post product, post revenue business with minimum of 6 months sustained revenue
  • With an office and operations based in Kenya
  • Led by a dedicated FULL-TIME founding team
  • Minimum of 2 years of existence, but not greater than 5 years
  • At a stage to raise Late Seed or Pre-Series A funding rounds
  • With a Founding Team committed to fully participate in ALL program activities
  • The business model and/or product/service must be tech-enabled

* The 2nd cohort of the NINJA Accelerator in Kenya is sector agnostic.

* Applying to and participating in NINJA Accelerator is completely free.

NINJA Accelerator

Application criteria

We shall consider enterprises meeting the following criteria:

  • For-profit, post product, post-revenue business with a minimum of 6 months sustained revenue
  • Office and operations based in Kenya
  • Dedicated full-time founding team
  • Minimum of 2 years of existence, but not greater than 5 years
  • At a stage to raise Late Seed or Pre-Series A funding rounds
  • A founding team committed to fully participate in ALL program activities
  • The business model and/or product/service must be tech-enabled

What sectors are we interested in?

Cohort 2 is sector agnostic.

Stage 1

Screening applications

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Application timeline

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

Only online applications will be accepted.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Next Innovation with Japan (NINJA) Accelerator Program

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