First-step Africa

First-Step Africa is an opportunity for international SMEs to utilize the E4Impact MBA to explore new African markets. In this program, selected African participants partner with the company to evaluate the potential for the SME to do business in their native countries.

Together with E4Impact the company:

  • Defines the candidate profile
  • Selects the local talent from a shortlist
  • Sets the objectives
  • Provides an internal company tutor

The chosen person will participate in the E4Impact MBA and will interact with local suppliers, customers, and financial and government institutions to provide the sponsor company with a comprehensive feasibility study. Throughout the program, the participant is accompanied by a professional Business Coach.


Here are some of the companies that have utilized First-Step Africa:


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