Spurt! Brief February 2024 Vol.1


Dear Valued Subscribers,

February is heating up at Spurt! That's right, we're keeping the momentum going with insightful reports and power-packed events designed to help your business reach new heights. Think of us as your growth partner, always committed to unlocking your potential.

Meanwhile, we are happy to announce our recent partnership with GirlTech Africa! Girl power all the way, right? This collaboration reinforces our commitment to breaking down barriers and empowering women in tech, because let's face it, the world needs more brilliant female minds leading the charge and we are here to cheer them on.


Speaking of charge, we have got a power-packed newsletter waiting for you today to keep you informed and fired up:

  • Get your calendars ready! We've got some awesome Spurt! Events coming your way.

  • Stay updated on the latest business buzz across Africa. Hot news, trends, and insights waiting to be explored.

  • Looking for that funding spark? Dive into our curated list of grants and opportunities just for you!

  • Sharpen your business acumen with our market intelligence insights. Knowledge is power, after all!

Remember, you can always reach out with questions or suggestions at growth@spurt.group. We are here to help you thrive!

The Future of Work is Now: Build a Resilient Workforce Ready for Anything with our Masterclass!


The world is changing faster than ever, and the demands on your workforce are evolving alongside it. Are you prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead? At Spurt! we understand that building a future-proof workforce isn't just about acquiring new skills, it's about fostering adaptability, resilience, and innovation.

In our upcoming Masterclass: Building a FutureProof Workforce, you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to empower your team to thrive in any environment. Join us on February 28th as we dive deep into:

  • Emerging trends and disruptions

  • Building adaptability and resilience

  • Harnessing innovations

  • Developing future-proof skill

  • Creating a culture of continuous learning

This Masterclass is for business leaders and HR professionals, entrepreneurs and startup founders and anyone looking to future-proof their career.

Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to invest in the future of your workforce!

Limited Early Bird Discounts available! Register before February 20th and save 10%!

Group discount: Bring 3 colleagues and each save an additional 10%!

Secure your spot now and unlock the full potential of your team!

P.S. Share this with your network and let them join the learning journey!

Master the Future of Digital Advertising with Generative AI!


Imagine crafting ads so personalised and powerful, they blur the lines between reality and imagination. Welcome to the world of Generative AI, where cutting-edge technology is transforming the advertising landscape. Are you ready to harness its potential and leave your competitors in the dust?

Join Spurt!'s Masterclass: The Future of Digital Advertising in a World with Generative AI on February 29th and unlock the secrets to:

  • Creating hyper-personalised experiences

  • Generating high-impact content

  • Unlocking automation efficiency

  • Staying ahead of the curve

  • Gaining a competitive edge

This Masterclass is for marketing professionals, agency owners and creatives, business owners and entrepreneurs and anyone interested in the future of digital advertising.

Don't let this future-shaping opportunity pass you by!

Limited Early Bird Discounts available!

Register before February 20th and save 10%!

Group discount: Bring 3 colleagues and each save an additional 10%!

Secure your spot now and become a master of the advertising metaverse!

Tired of client churn? Build lasting relationships in our FREE Twitter Space!


Building and maintaining meaningful client relationships are important for the success of any business. It demands dedication, empathy, and genuine engagement to foster enduring connections.

But what are the most effective strategies for cultivating such robust client relationships? Join us on Xspaces for an insightful conversation titled How to Build Meaningful Client Relationships on Friday, February 23 at 4pm UTC in Partnership with Zer Consulting Africa.

Unlock innovative approaches to establishing and nurturing strong, meaningful client relationships that are poised to enhance your business in the long term.

Register now and learn the secrets to client loyalty!

IWD2024: Inspire Inclusion with Our Women's Entrepreneurs Bootcamp!


Do you dare to dream big? Are you a woman entrepreneur ready to break barriers and build a thriving business? Join us for the IWD2024: Inspire Inclusion Women's Entrepreneurs Bootcamp, an empowering experience designed to accelerate your journey in partnership with Women Who Build Africa, Innovate Africa Fund, Innovate Africa Foundation, and African Management Institute.

What awaits you:

  • 2 days of intensive workshops: Equip yourself with essential skills in finance, marketing, pitching, and more.

  • Expert-led sessions: Learn from leading industry figures and gain invaluable insights.

  • Mentorship opportunities: Connect with experienced mentors who will guide and support you.

  • Networking events: Build connections with fellow female entrepreneurs and expand your network.

This bootcamp is for you if you:

  • Identify as a woman entrepreneur.

  • Have a business idea or an existing venture in its early stages.

  • Are committed to taking your business to the next level.

  • Seek to connect with a supportive community of like-minded women.

Don't miss this chance to celebrate International Women's Day by investing in yourself and your dreams!

Join us in Accra, Ghana on March 4th & 5th, 2024! Limited spots available! Register now for only $250.

RSVP for our post-bootcamp mixer!

Together, let's inspire inclusion and empower women entrepreneurs across Africa!

The Art of Meaningful Connections in a Digital World: Building Bridges, Boosting Business

In today's digital landscape, genuine connections hold more power than ever before. It's not just about building strong client relationships, but also fostering valuable networks and partnerships that fuel your business growth.

Did you know?: 80% of professionals say networking is important for career advancement. Yet, many struggle to navigate the online landscape and build authentic connections.

How Do You Build Authentic Connections?


Don't just connect, nurture the connection. Stay in touch with genuine interest and personalised message.

To get more insight on building authentic client relationships from industry experts, register for our twitter space now!

Business News This Week

Ghana - Zenith Bank Ghana Limited and African Guarantee Fund (AGF), have announced a strategic risk-sharing partnership to provide increased access to funding for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Ghana, with a particular focus on green business and women-owned/led businesses. Read More Here.

Nigeria - Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) mandates data registration! All organisations collecting personal data, like businesses, schools, and hospitals, must register with the NDPC by June 30th to avoid penalties. Read More Here.

South Africa – South Africa's rand weakens past R19/dollar after Ramaphosa's "light on details" state of the nation address. Analysts say speech lacked new initiatives and resembled an election campaign focus. Read More Here.

Kenya- The Ministry of ICT has partnered with Greydale Africa, Amazon Web Service and Computer Revolution Africa (CRA) to roll out Digital Transformation Public Sector Forum and Awards (DTPS), Includes training for civil servants. Read More Here.

Cameroon - Cameroon hikes electricity prices (again) by 5-10% for businesses, aiming to reduce government subsidies and achieve financial balance in the sector by 2026. Hike aligns with IMF loan conditions and reflects rising production costs. Households unaffected for now. Read More Here.

Grant and Opportunities

Orange Corners Nigeria Incubation Program 2024 for young Entrepreneurs. Open to entrepreneurs in Lagos offering product or services related to SDGs. Grant Amount: Up to €40,000. Application Deadline: 18th February 2024. Apply Here.

Call For Applications for Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 2024. The Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award (WEA), powered by Impact Hub Network, is a vibrant celebration of women entrepreneurs leading innovative change and open to women entrepreneurs in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa or the Middle East. Grant Amount: Up to €25,000. Application Deadline: 27th March 2024. Apply Here.

LEAP Africa’s Leadership Accelerator Programme for Young African Women. LEAP Africa is a youth-focused leadership development organization committed to raising leaders that will transform Africa; through interventions for young people, that bridges the gap in leadership, education, employability and entrepreneurship. Application Deadline: 20th February 2024. Apply Here.

Application is ongoing the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa Program 2024. Open to young entrepreneurs from Burundi, CAR, Congo, DRC, Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania who are open to embrace leadership and transforming their countries? Application Deadline: 1st March 2024. Apply Here.