Intensive Business Training + Faith-Based
Integration + Investor Matching+ Ongoing Support

The Program

The Sinapis Entrepreneurship Training Program is a four-month advanced entrepreneurial training program that is similar to a mini-MBA in content and rigor but is specifically designed for Entrepreneurs in Ghana. Sinapis delivers its world-class curriculum in partnership with the Acton School of Business, an MBA program in the U.S. which is solely focused on Entrepreneurship.

Our Curriculum

Through years of development across hundreds of hours of instruction and businesses, the Sinapis curriculum has been designed and refined to achieve its objectives. Our curriculum focuses on these core components to deliver value to our entrepreneurs:

  • Practical Classroom Instruction
    Each class presents the most critical and intensely practical information necessary in a given topic that is relevant to entrepreneurship. Sinapis is less theory and more practical knowledge.
  • Case study
    The Sinapis curriculum utilizes the case study method to present realistic scenarios to students for debate, exercises, and to provide opportunities for thoughtful reflection.
  • Interactivity
    Unlike a typical MBA class where the lecturer speaks and the class listens, each class is designed to be interactive, weaving practical business concepts with opportunities to learn. With a mix of exercises, case studies, and discussion, students have as much time as possible to interact, question and understand the classroom material.
  • Real-world Assignments
    Students receive a practical assignment each class related to the class topic. Often, this assignment is designed for the student to both validate their business concept and build the foundation of their business plan.
  • Peer-led Accountability
    Being accountable to your classmates surely sounds fun! Sinapis students are not only responsible for their own assignments, but they also accountable to one another. Students must set their own milestones, communicate them to their learning group peers, and then report back on their progress to this same group each week.

Structure

The Sinapis training is a 16-week mini-MBA program, divided into the following areas:

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership & Administration
  • Kingdom Business Principles

The program generally consists of 6 hours of training every week held within our partner organization’s premises during the four month period. In addition to the 6 hour trainings every week, participants are expected to complete about 6 hours of online pre-work through a platform called My Entrepreneurial Journey run by Acton School of Business in Austin, TX. Participants can complete the online pre-work at home at their own convenience. Participants are also expected to complete milestones during the week in their business related to what they learned that week in class. The classes are not theoretical in nature but rather extremely practical so as to help the entrepreneur relate what they are learning to their own business. Courses cover Customers, Financials, Operations and Human Resources/Management. Additionally, 25% of our curriculum is on Kingdom business which helps the entrepreneurs learn how to integrate their faith with their business and helps them learn how to glorify God as a business leader in their industry.

Our weekend classes allow the entrepreneur to grow his business during the week, and come in over the weekend to learn how to make it better and more glorified.

Class Timeframe
Acton Online Interactive Platform 8 hours/ week
Class Sessions 8 hours/ week
Field Work 8 hours/ week






WHAT MAKES THE SINAPIS PROGRAM UNIQUE ?

KINGDOM BUSINESS APPROACH

Learn how to integrate your faith within your business and use your business to glorify God in the marketplace!

IT’S EXTREMELY PRACTICAL

Sinapis recognizes that building a business is a hands-on process and has ensured that the program is extremely practical. This is not your typical classroom environment. You will work on your business every week during class and in the field as you immediately implement lessons learnt in your business.

MANAGEABLE TIME COMMITMENT

You will only need to come to class once per week for 16 weeks. The rest of the week you’ll spend working on your business and juggling other commitments in your life.

VALUABLE NETWORK AND VISIBILITY

At Sinapis you will expand your network and gain visibility for your business. You’ll meet lots of other entrepreneurs and interact with Innohub trainers who are experienced practitioners. You’ll form close bonds with a small group of like-minded entrepreneurs who will hold you accountable and support you through the entrepreneurial journey. Many Sinapis entrepreneurs end up doing business together or connecting each other to beneficial resources that help grow their businesses. If accepted into the Innohub Accelerator Program, you'll gain a lot of visibility for your business as well as interact and build relationships with some of Ghana’s top advisors, successful entrepreneurs, consultants and investors.

HIGH VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY

This program would normally cost over GHs5,000 but for those accepted into the program, Innohub makes it available at a highly subsidized rate of GHs1,960, which can be paid in installments to Innohub. This could easily turn out to be the best investment you ever make.

DESIGNED FOR STARTUPS AND SMALL & GROWING BUSINESSES (SGBs)

The Sinapis program is designed for startups or SGBs. The content is therefore intentionally customized to give these entrepreneurs the essential skills needed to successfully grow and run their companies.

Why You Should Become a Sinapis Entrepreneurs TODAY ?

  • Proven Results with Highly Satisfied Alumni

    - Sinapis has trained over 500 entrepreneurs in Kenya who, on average, grew sales by 124%, more than doubled their team and raised 6 times more investment capital all within 1 year of completing the program.
    - 94% learned something that saved their business from failure
    - 93% recommend the Sinapis program over a traditional MBA to a fellow entrepreneur

  • Gain World-Class business skills and immediately transform your business

    - Assess the viability of your business and identify what you need to do to attract investors
    - Expand the vision for your business and transform it into a scalable and sustainable model
    - Understand and use your company’s financial results and manage cash effectively
    - Measure your performance, identify and eliminate operational bottlenecks and improve efficiency
    - Create effective systems, processes and structure in your business
    - Recruit and interview employees the right way and manage your team effectively
    - Write an investment worthy business plan and create an effective pitch for investment
    - Realize a greater purpose for your business and affirm your calling to advance the Kingdom of God through business

  • Opportunity to join the selective Innohub Accelerator

    Finalists are invited to join the Innohub Accelerator Program, which provides:
    - Dedicated growth consulting services
    - Advisory services from experts in law, branding, accounting, sales, etc.
    - Investor match-making