Program(s) Offered: Entrepreneurship
Program Level: Funding, Training support
Provider: SLA, GTBank Plc; Work in Progress! Alliance
Country to Study in: Nigeria
Are you a female entrepreneur? The She Leads Africa (SLA) community, the Work in Progress! Alliance and Guaranty Trust Bank have all together partnered to offer the SLA Accelerator program.
The SLA Accelerator is a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest female entrepreneurs. The winner of a Demo Day will receive a N2million investment from She Leads Africa Fund.
The SLA Accelerator is in partnership with the Work in Progress! Alliance and Guaranty Trust Bank. Apply now for your chance to get one step closer to being one of Nigeria’s most prominent business women.
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
Citizens of Nigeria
All business enterprises based in Nigeria are eligible to participate
Number of awards
Not specified by provider
Award will be granted over a 3 month period
Why should you apply? What would you gain from participating?
- Media attention to raise your local + international profile
- Direct access to Nigeria’s best business minds
- Opportunity for N2million investment
- Opportunity to pitch to a room full of investors
- 3-months of hands on support from a team of experts
How do you apply?
Step 1: Check the program 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.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this program, and to access the application form.
The application submission deadline is May 31, 2016
She Leads Africa is a community that helps young African women achieve their professional dreams. It is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting young African women and their journey towards professional success. With engaging online content and pan-African events, its vision is to become the #1 destination for smart and ambitious young women. The organisation has been featured on CNN, CNBC Africa, Black Enterprise and Fox Business and has more than 30,000 members across Africa.
The Work in Progress! Alliance is focused on unlocking the economic potential of young women and men in Egypt, Nigeria and Somalia. The project aims to enable them to generate sustainable and living incomes – by finding regular employment or starting enterprises. Alliance partners include Oxfam, VC4Africa and Butterfly Works.
Guaranty Trust Bank is recognized as one of the most profitable and well managed financial institutions in Africa for providing quality service, ethics, professionalism, integrity, innovation and internationally accepted corporate governance standards.
Application Deadline: 31 May 2016
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Nigerians)
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