Why you can’t – and shouldn’t – do it all. Most entrepreneurs struggle with Founder Syndrome. In the early days, start-ups tend to work as informal networks. The founding team makes most — if not all — decisions. Often late at night. Sometimes over pizza. But as companies move beyond product-market fit, this model quickly … Continue reading Moving from entrepreneur and hustler to manager and leader
Talent is receiving unprecedented recognition as a key determinant of business success in today’s age. In fact, talent management has become so crucial to business growth and economic progress that it is forcing organisations to re-examine how they attract, develop, retain and engage employees. This requires a strategic commitment to unlocking the potential of talent … Continue reading Investing in Talent for Sustained Growth
AMI is expanding rapidly. We have successfully raised investment, established offices in Nairobi and Johannesburg, engaged clients in East, West and Southern Africa, and reached over 25,000 individuals in over 25 countries in Africa. AMI is now looking for a Director of Marketing & Sales to position AMI as the leading brand in workplace learning across the continent and build/implement strategies to drive inbound lead generation in multiple markets.
The Director of Marketing & Sales will be based at AMI’s office in Nairobi and will work with the leadership team as well as local teams in Nairobi, Johannesburg and Lagos. This is a senior and strategic position for someone with extensive experience in business-to-business and multi-stakeholder marketing and business development, and a willingness to get stuck into a fast-moving entrepreneurial business. It’s a chance for a strategic and commercial leader with a passion for unlocking Africa’s potential to contribute to the continent’s transformation.
Impact investors are starting to realize that businesses need to support with human capital as much – if not more – than financial capital. AHL Ventures, AMI’s lead investor, has been a pioneer in this space, supporting AMI’s vision for practical and affordable management education since our early start-up days. Check out AHL’s write up … Continue reading AHL Venture Partners Release Annual Report featuring AMI
Youth unemployment in Africa is a ticking time bomb. While various programmes have set out to help bridge the gap between education to employment, very few have developed a model that is both low-cost and high-impact. AMI partnered with the MasterCard Foundation to develop a scalable model for youth employment training with proven results and … Continue reading A Scalable Model for Youth Training in Africa
We hear a lot about Africa’s ‘talent gap’ these days. Employers complain that graduates are not fit for the work place while fast-growing companies struggle to find the talent they need to scale. We also know that companies need better training solutions – more practical, and less expensive. But what exactly does this demand for … Continue reading Africa’s talent gap – what does it really look like?
Are you a Kenyan entrepreneur seeking funding for your business? The African Management Initiative (AMI) in partnership with Bidx, have designed a 3 month online programme to help you start or grow your business by acquiring the key skills that you need to create a roadmap for success as well as know how to attract … Continue reading Preparing Kenyan entrepreneurs for investor funding
Employers in Kenya have voiced growing concerns about the quality and preparedness of applicants for entry-level positions. Many new employees, particularly in customer service and call centres, lack meaningful work experience, an understanding of how businesses work, and the drive to make entry-level opportunities a success. To address this challenge, AMI, in partnership with the … Continue reading AMI Youth Employment Programme in partnership with MasterCard Foundation
“The programme was a fabulous success – we’re hoping we can do this again.” Prof Susan Steinman, Founder of People Bottomline Consultancy. It is the 2nd of February 2016 in sunny South Africa and 200 young would-be entrepreneurs embark on a 2-month programme to learn how to launch their business ideas. The programme, a collaboration … Continue reading Building the Next Generation of SA Entrepreneurs’
“The programme was a fabulous success – we’re hoping we can do this again.” Prof Susan Steinman, Founder of People Bottomline Consultancy. It is the 2nd of February 2016 in sunny South Africa and 200 young would-be entrepreneurs embark on a 2-month programme to learn how to launch their business ideas. The programme, a collaboration … Continue reading Building the Next Generation of SA Entrepreneurs'