Entrepreneurship and business training designed to Upskill and Upscale New and Existing MSMEs in Pre-Selected Blue Economy Sectors.
Entrepreneur Academy: This program for early-stage to growth-stage entrepreneurs is an intensive, highly-practical, four month program designed to grow successful businesses.
16-week, highly intensive course
Best for: established SMEs (2+ years old)
At a critical growth juncture and needing key high-level toolkits and training to push them to the next level of growth
Entrepreneur Academy Modules: 4-8 weeks courses focused on specific content pulled from our 16-week program.
Modular Course - Focuses on increasing profitability, re-thinking your customer strategy, working with leaner teams, and how to get ready for the future of work during and post-pandemic.
We offer modules in the areas of sales and marketing, HR and leadership, and operations and finance management.
Aspire Launchpad: This program is for idea stage and early stage businesses that helps them build a scalable business model.
Best for early stage businesses, <2 years old with no or very early revenues
Designed to help businesses to clarify their business model, launch strategy, and/or growth plan.
Workshops: 2-4 hours, content pulled from Sinapis programs depending on entrepreneur needs
Small Group Coaching: A unique group coaching program for our graduates designed to help you navigate ongoing business challenges or get additional support to continue implementing what you've learned in our programs. The support of your coach and a small group of other successful entrepreneurs helps you put your knowledge into practice and see significant growth in your business.
Six months of monthly group coaching sessions
1-on-1 meeting with professional coach
Best for SMEs who have already been through relevant training courses and require accountability and application of learnings to push through to business growth
If you are an existing or new entrepreneurs operating within one of the six pre-determined sectors outlined below and/or operating in any of these counties, we invite you to register for the next training course and join us as we work together to grow your business.
Vessel Repair & Maintenance
Over 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water. Half of the world’s population lives within 60 km of the sea, and three-quarters of all large cities are on the coast. The Blue Economy concept includes recognition that the productivity of healthy freshwater and ocean ecosystems is a pathway for aquatic and maritime-based economies. It ensures that islands and other coastal countries, as well as land-locked states, benefit from their resources. It also requires an integrated, holistic and participatory approach that includes sustainable use and management of Blue Economy resources for societal progress in a diverse Africa.
Sinapis GoBlue NOW! is co-financed by GIZ and EU and being implemented by Sinapis and aims to work on value chain and skills development of micro, small, and medium-size enterprises (MSME). We will provide support within this sector by strengthening inclusive and sustainable blue economy industries.
Benefits of the program:
Provide capacity building programs to 460 entrepreneurs
81% average growth rate in revenue for alumni one year after training
254% average growth rate in investment capital raised by alumni one year after training
72% of alumni who now refuse to give or receive bribes as a direct result of our training
Sinapis Impact on Entrepreneurship
Over the past decade, Sinapis has trained over 6,100 small business leaders who offer valuable products and services. Job creation is a critical metric for Sinapis, and the entrepreneurs who have completed our training programs have created, on average, 1.6 jobs each since they finished the program, equipping individuals and families to flourish.
Sinapis also brings a deep focus on women and youth-led entrepreneurship. With a global network comprising 53% women entrepreneurs and nearly 50% of entrepreneurs under the age of 35, Sinapis’ products are a strong fit for women and youth business leaders. In fact, 91% of Sinapis women entrepreneurs agreeing or strongly agreeing that their experience with Sinapis boosted their self-confidence. We believe we have the right approach to contribute significantly to women’s economic empowerment through entrepreneurship.
Sinapis brings relevant regional experience in the coastal bloc. Since 2018, we have trained 72 entrepreneurs in our 4-month Academy program in Mombasa, and trained 316 entrepreneurs through workshops.
Sinapis GoBlue NOW! is a program funded by GIZ in partnership with the EU delegation to work on value chain and skills development of micro, small, and medium-size enterprises (MSME) throughout the coastal regions of East Africa. Sinapis will provide support within this sector by strengthening inclusive and sustainable blue economy industries.