Synergy for Africa is an on and offline business accelerator for business owners, investors and the community to create a synergistic African Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. We offer African businesses a place to help them get business support through advisory and coaching services and investors a range of bankable African businesses and entrepreneurs. The community benefits from a wide range of business content and knowledge thus making business and investment a part of our daily conversation.
Synergy For Africa Vision statement:
Making African business and Investment a part of our daily conversation
Synergy For Africa Mission statement:
To encourage the spirit of African Entrepreneurship by creating business support systems that educate, inform and inspire Africans to invest in and grow local businesses.
Growing up in different parts of East Africa presented many opportunities for me to
interact with small business owners who were well off and equally with families struggling to put food on the table. This spurred my interest in entrepreneurship as a solution to ending destitution. What concerned me as I grew up is that most local businesses didn't grow as big as foreign companies
and therefore were limited in the quality and type of jobs they offered. I came to learn that several problems affecting the business environment affected local entrepreneurs so they were not as good and their products of poorer quality than their international competitors. A passion for seeing change for the local entrepreneurs spurred my interest in business support and coaching.
My passion to provide entrepreneurs with the information, skills and finance they need to set up, grow and profit from their businesses resulted in my rolling out two program with other development organizations. However their strategy for Africa did not encompass what I envisaged for Africa. This has finally led to the formation of Synergy For Africa.
The vision is big and I cannot do it on my own. I look forward to you joining us as entrepreneurs, investors and the business communities so together we can make African business and investment a part of our daily conversation resulting in our continents' global competitiveness.