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Ignition Programme

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Introducing our Ignition Programme tailored for startups ready to ignite their growth journey! This dynamic initiative is designed to propel your business forward into a period of rapid expansion, marked by increased revenue, enhanced market presence, and operational efficiency. Through a blend of expert guidance, tailored support, and strategic insights, we're here to fuel your success.

Programme Objectives & Outcomes

  1. Accelerated Growth: Experience a surge in momentum as your startup enters a phase of rapid expansion and development.

  2. Operational Excellence: Build robust operational systems and streamline processes to enhance efficiency and scalability.

  3. Sales and Marketing Automation: Implement cutting-edge tools and strategies to automate sales and marketing processes, enabling you to reach more customers and drive revenue growth.

  4. Increased Revenue: Unlock new revenue streams and capitalize on growth opportunities to drive financial success.

  5. Enhanced Market Presence: Elevate your brand visibility and establish a stronger foothold in your target market through strategic marketing initiatives.

  6. Operational Efficiency: Optimize your internal processes and workflows to maximize productivity and minimize operational bottlenecks.

  7. Scalability: Lay the foundation for sustainable growth by implementing scalable systems and strategies that can adapt to your evolving business needs.

Join us on this transformative journey and ignite the next phase of growth for your startup. Together, we'll pave the way for success, fueling innovation, and driving impactful results

The programme will be hybrid, offering a blend of online content and live sessions, which will be conducted both virtually and in person, providing participants with a comprehensive learning experience.

Programme Duration

The programme duration is 2 months of intensive work and 10 months of support, community and investor pitching for businesses.

  • Business Growth Programme

  • Client Acquisition Training

  • 2x One-One Coaching Sessions

  • 4x Webinar Access

  • 4x Group Coaching Sessions

  • 1x Networking Event

  • Tools & Templates

  • Scaling Strategies

  • Investor Readiness

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The programme will cover a range of modules designed to equip participants with essential skills and knowledge for entrepreneurial success.​ 

1. Strategic Planning

2. Market Analysis
3. Product Development
4. Sales Strategies
5. Marketing Techniques
6. Financial Management
7. Operational Systems
8. Sales and Marketing Automation
9. Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
10. Scaling Strategies
11. Team Building and Leadership
12. Risk Management
13. Networking and Partnerships
14. Legal and Regulatory Compliance


Through strategic partnerships with institutions like Pranary, the University of Cape Town, ABSA, the University of Venda, FNB, MTN, Akro Capital, the City of Cape Town, and Schoeman Law Inc., Akha has successfully incubated and nurtured numerous SMEs, driving economic growth.



QP Drone Tech

"After going through Akha Ventures via Pranary my perception changed. I got lessons from founders of companies and investors explained clearly what they were looking for. Sandras, Nicole and the team were very helpful and knowledgeable. And the support from the community is incredible. In fact. This course is one of the best investments I’ve ever made."


Feelgood Health

"During the programme you learn to put together a very well-focused pitch deck. You get a chance to present to people so you can get feedback and refine it. Right at the end of the course there is the opportunity to pitch seriously to the investors. They were happy with my pitch and said they wanted to work with me."


Push Eat

"I was part of the Y Combinator Startup School this January and I still feel I am gaining more at Akha Ventures through Pranary than at YC cohort. I think the reason is because we get to talk to Brian and Sandras and mentors directly, as well as other Entrepreneurs."



“I must say the team has given me the direction on what we actually needed to focus on more. The current pandemic set back our MVP, but with feedback from the program we have restructured our value proposition and aligned on our target customers, and are testing it now."



"In the four years of building my company, attending a number of programs and pivoting 5 times, nobody has given my team and I half the knowledge we have received from Akha Ventures in the last 4 weeks."


AYA Africa

"It's just really amazing to have a sounding board. It's amazing to know there are people who know what you are doing, understand what you do, and that you can reach out to."


Patrol Assist

"Akha Ventures through Pranary has introduced our team to a community of brilliant, like-minded entrepreneurs, from across the continent, with whom we’re exchanging a wealth of knowledge and experiences in the entrepreneurship journey."


The Good Mineral

"I absolutely love what Akha Ventures & Pranary is about. It’s a practical school for entrepreneurs all about what exactly is needed to get you to the next level and to get you funding that you need."
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"I would say Pranary is like a guide, a tool kit an entrepreneur needs to ensure that they can enact on their growth strategy and really ensure real impact."


Black Mamba Foods

"What Akha Ventures offers through Pranary is something that is so unique in the market, especially for entrepreneurs that want to grow and scale businesses."

Arshad Dudhia


"The team has a unique ability to simplify and explain emotionally charged behaviours. They make you feel that it’s ok that you were not able to see what was obvious to them. And they are caring with a bright sunlit smile which gives one the strength to persevere"

Caesar Siwale


"The team has the fantastic skills of being outgoing, engaging, no-nonsense, tactical and of listening. With these qualities he is able to construct the means through which one can optimise their needs and solutions."
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