Join the Ongoza Entrepreneur Program

Ongoza is currently seeking passionate young entrepreneurs looking to scale their existing businesses to join our Entrepreneurship Program. Applications are on a rolling basis, with each cohort consisting of 15 - 25 dedicated entrepreneurs.

Application Deadline: Rolling


Who can apply:

We are looking for entrepreneurs with the following qualities:

  • Passionate entrepreneurs aged 35 or younger who are engaged with their business full-time
  • Entrepreneurs willing to commit to the Ongoza Entrepreneur Program, including up to 10-12 hours per month of dedicated business development support as well as quarterly workshops 
  • Registered or in the process of being registered businesses with evidence of operations for at least 6 months 
  • High potential businesses looking to scale, with a current average monthly turnover between 50.000 Ksh - 100.000 Ksh
  • Businesses with a clear demonstrated social impact or who are heavily involved in their community

Please note that the following two categories of businesses do not qualify:

  • Solely rain-fed agriculture based entreprises
  • Short-term land lease businesses


How to apply:

  • Submit the Ongoza Entrepreneur Application Form online or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a hard copy 
  • Please contact Lucy Kerei (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for any other application or recruiting questions
  • A heavily subsidized monthly fee of 1.000 Ksh will be collected upon acceptance and registration 


Work with us

Data & Learning Manager
Application Deadline: Open 

Your role is to develop, manage, and implement Ongoza’s learning agenda and data infrastructure to help us make smarter decisions and deliver even better value to entrepreneurs. The Impact and Learning Manager will work closely under Ongoza’s Program Manager but collaborate across the organization as the primary person responsible for consolidating Ongoza’s data, doing statistical analysis, developing internal A/B testing procedures, and providing strategic recommendations. You will be Ongoza’s data champion and a core decision-making influencer, responsible for building a culture of data-driven decision-making across the organization.
Development Manager
Application Deadline: Rolling
Your role is to build and execute the systems around Ongoza’s fundraising strategy from beginning to end and provide oversight over Ongoza’s marketing team. You will prospect for new potential donors, build and execute cultivation and stewardship plans, and write proposals to drive Ongoza’s growth. As part of the leadership team, you will play a role in shaping and financing the growth of the organization’s strategy. 

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Business Development Advisor
Application Deadline: Rolling
Your role is to provide practical, strategic advisory and assistance to youth-led social enterprises to drive their growth as measured by increased revenue, jobs, and social impact. Your consulting will span all aspects of business growth and structure, from financial modeling to marketing to business strategy and operations. Reporting directly to Ongoza’s Program Manager, you are Ongoza’s primary client-facing role, responsible for the success of our client entrepreneurs.

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Entrepreneur Outreach and Liaison Officer 
Applications Deadline: Rolling
Your role is to manage and execute on the recruitment, selection and successful onboarding of young Kenyan entrepreneurs running high-potential social businesses into Ongoza’s programs. This is one of the most important things we do at Ongoza, and as we continue to grow, we are looking for a talented individual to support our team in continuing to select the best entrepreneurs for us to engage with. This will be a minimum one-year full-time engagement. 

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You can contribute your time, resources and experience to help support our partner youth groups. Mentor or sponsor the group in their social business enterprises, and guide them along the path of success. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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