About sinapis

Sinapis is an accelerator program for early stage to mid-stage entrepreneurs that provides intensive training at the advanced MBA level in partnership with Acton School of Business in Austin, TX as well as top notch consulting and mentorship support and the opportunity to compete for seed capital. Sinapis is also committed to building Kingdom businesses around the world, so 25% of our curriculum is focused on Kingdom business principles that help our entrepreneurs relate their faith to their business.

Our mission

To empower aspiring entrepreneurs in the developing world with innovative, scalable business ideas by providing them with a rigorous, Christ-centered business education, world-class consulting and mentoring services and access to seed capital. Through these means, we strive to create ethical business leaders, sustainable employment and an improved quality of life for many that we may glorify God in service of His people. Learn more about us

Our process

Our training program includes 16 weeks of curriculum that covers customers, financials, human resources, operations and Kingdom Business. Sinapis entrepreneurs get access to Acton Business School’s online platform, My Entrepreneurial Journey, where all of their course readings, exercises and reflection questions are held for each week in the program.

For classes, they receive participant manuals that give them each week’s in class exercises and information to help them follow along with the class discussions. We also provide the trainers a trainer’s manual with everything they need to lead the classes. Classes are interactive in nature with many case studies, debates, live simulation games, problem sets and videos.

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Updates from sinapis

Wanjiku Kariuki Kandie is a Co-Founder, Director and Head of Business Development at Waridi Events Limited.
Waridi is a corporate events management company that provides event design, planning, and management services to some of the largest and best-known international companies in the world such as Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, World Wildlife [...]

Fri, Dec 08, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Our partnership in Brazil with Bluefields Development officially launched in August! Bluefields is using the 16-week Sinapis Academy curriculum as a backbone of their comprehensive accelerator, “The Big BaM”. The accelerator offers entrepreneurs a network of strong local mentors, leadership training, execution support, and assistance with raising capital. In addition [...]

Sat, Nov 04, 2017, Continue reading at the source


Jesus says in John 16:33 “In this world, you will have trouble.” Will have trouble. Not might. Not could. Will.

Sometimes it is easy to focus just on success stories and forget that trials and challenges should be an expected part of life in a broken world. A Sinapis alumnus recently [...]

Sat, Nov 04, 2017, Continue reading at the source


Preparation is in full swing for our annual Graduation and Business Plan Competition in Nairobi! This year 250 students completed the 4-month Sinapis Academy course! On Saturday, July 22nd, we will honor these graduates for all their hard work and celebrate the impact they are already beginning to see.

Later that [...]

Mon, Jul 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Islam is said to be ‘a way of life' but Pastor Munene from Sinapis' partner church in Mombasa, International Christian Centre, says Christians aren't integrating their life with their faith nearly as well as the Islamic community – particularly in the marketplace. He felt so strongly about this that he [...]

Mon, Jul 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source