Entrepreneurship Development

SheLeadsAfrica 2016, Still Open. Deadline 31st May.

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The SLA Accelerator* is a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest female entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs will receive exclusive access and mentorship from some of Nigeria’s leading business personalities, pitch day in front of local and international investors and features in local and international media outlets. The winner of the Demo Day will receive a N2mn investment from She Leads Africa Fund.

She Leads Africa and VC4Africa will be hosting information sessions so that potential applicants can speak directly with the organizing team on how to submit a successful application, what the review committee will be looking for and what makes a high quality pitch deck.

*The SLA Accelerator program is being run in partnership with the Work in Progress! Alliance and Guaranty Trust Bank.

Are you eligible to apply?

– Business with at least one woman as a shareholder between the ages of 18-35
– Business must have launched. Ideas only on paper will not be accepted
– Business must be based in Nigeria
– Business cannot have raised more than $50,000 in external funding
– Business should be less than 3 years old

How do you apply

Step 1: Check our eligibility requirements to make sure you can apply.
Step 2: Review the application form.
Step 3: Study all the resources that SLA has created to give you guidance on how to put together a winning application.
Step 4: Attend an info or training session during the week of April 11. These are being held in person in Lagos and Abuja or online.
Step 5: Get your application materials together and press send before the May 31 deadline.

Apply here

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