JASIRI selects, develops and invests in high-potential aspiring entrepreneurs.
Jasiri invests in East-African talent and start-ups at the early and high risk phases of a meaningful entrepreneurial journey. We introduce entrepreneurship development programs at two stages of the entrepreneurial journey:
TALENT INVESTOR: BACKGROUND
TALENT INVESTOR: OVERVIEW
The Talent Investor is a fully-funded world-class region specific program, that follows a competency-based approach to developing entrepreneurs. The program is designed around a essential programmatic activities and a framework that links defined outcomes or progress criteria with corresponding interventions (offerings) to mitigate systemic barriers that hinder the formation of new ventures. The program introduces selected Fellows to equally ambitious co-founders and ensures that co-founding teams are equipped with the competencies to identify and establish Market-Creating Innovations.
The Talent Investor is composed of 5 key stages:
TALENT INVESTOR: OFFERING
Team Formation, Prospecting & Validation Kigali Residential
GROWTH ACCELERATOR: BACKGROUND
The JASIRI Growth Accelerator supports existing businesses with high growth potential to achieve key growth milestones and get ready for investment.
The Growth Accelerator focuses on startups from Rwanda or Kenya with market-creating innovations i.e. businesses solving difficult problems and providing goods or services to a large number of people.
These businesses must have achieved product-market fit. A lack of sufficient traction is a common cause of early-stage businesses’ struggle to fundraise. Yet, the nature of Market Creating Innovations is that they are expensive to build and require funding. Thus, the focus of the accelerator is on helping businesses gain the traction that matters to raise investment and achieve growth. The JASIRI Growth Accelerator bridges the funding gap that exists for businesses solving difficult problems, birthing Market Creating Innovations, and hence distinct funding needs.
GROWTH ACCELERATOR: OVERVIEW
The Growth Accelerator is a three-month virtual program which follows a carefully designed framework that guides and fast-tracks founders to achieving the key metrics that will grow their businesses and make them investable. At the end of the three months, businesses that meet the program requirements pitch to a highly-esteemed network of JASIRI investment partners. Successful businesses will raise US$75 000 from JASIRI, with the opportunity for additional funding from JASIRI co-investors. Furthermore, after the completion of the three-month program, businesses engage in monthly accountability coaching and mentoring sessions to continue accelerating their growth.
The Growth Accelerator program is composed of 11 key topics:
GROWTH ACCELERATOR: OFFERING
Acceleration: 3 Month Intensive (Virtual)
Post Accelerator Support: 9 Month Growth Monitoring & Support (Virtual)