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Stanford Seed Transformation Program is Accepting Applications

Stanford Seed is looking for high-potential CEOs/founders of established companies with annual revenues between USD $300k-$15M who are motivated for growth and based in Africa, Indonesia, or South Asia to participate in the 2025 Seed Transformation Program. This 10-month program combines in-person and online learning experiences tailored for business leaders along with their management teams, to identify growth opportunities and formulate actionable plans to revolutionize their businesses. Apply by 15 May.


Program Fee and Scholarships

  • Indonesia: US $6,000
  • Africa: US $9,500
  • South Asia: INR 8,00,000

Thanks to the generosity of founding donors Robert β€œBob” King (MBA ’60) and Dorothy β€œDottie” King, and many others, this program is offered to you at a fraction of its actual cost. In Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, the cost of the program has been subsidized in part by the De Beers Group.

In addition, scholarships are available to smaller enterprises, women founders, and social entrepreneurs. Scholarship applications will be provided upon request to applicants who advance to the interview stage.


  • CEO/Founder of a for-profit business with revenue between US $300K – $15M
  • Primary operations based in Africa, South Asia or Indonesia
  • Have a management team of at least two people in addition to the CEO or founder
  • Applicants from most industries are eligible

Program Schedule & Commitment

10 Months | January – November 2025 | Blend of in-person and online


2x week-long classroom sessions for CEOs/Founders

Week one: 19–24 January in Nairobi, Kenya
Week two: 9–13 June in Accra, Ghana

Week one: 19–24 January in Chennai, India
Week two: 9–13 June in Chennai, India

Week one: 19–24 January in Jakarta and/or Bali, Indonesia
Week two: 9–13 June in Jakarta and/or Bali, Indonesia

2x full-day workshops held at your company with you, your Seed Business Advisor, and management team (dates tbd)


5–8 hours/week for CEOs/Founders
2–4 hours/week for management team

CEOs/Founders Receive a Stanford GSB Certificate

Company Receives a Certificate of Participation