Next INnovation with JApan (NINJA) is a startup support initiative by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) launched in January 2020 to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and the creation of new businesses in emerging countries.
NINJA aims at supporting Kenya’s post-revenue ventures showing high-growth potential with strategic partnerships, mentorship, and access to investment opportunities for enhanced business growth and continued social development in the country.
A one-of-a-kind accelerator designed to fast track the growth of impactful game changers, uniquely tailored to guarantee value for post revenue, high-growth business in Kenya.
Strengthen the foundation of your business in Kenya and gear up for scaling through intensive tailored support
Gain broader perspective, insight, and best practices from a global community of mentors, experts and instructors
Africa, Japan, & beyond
Gain unique access to Japanese venture capitalists, institutional and corporate investors, and/or strategic partners like no other program
NINJA Accelerator in Kenya
- Diagnostics Bootcamp
- Mentoring (by internal and external mentors)
- Instructor sessions
- Networking sessions (with successful entrepreneurs and experts)
- Peer-to-peer learning
- Demo day (opportunity to connect with corporates and investors including from Japan)