She Leads Africa (SLA) is a organisation run by women (for women) dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and their journey towards professional success through online content and offline programmes, efficiently fighting the patriarchal and racial values that dictate our economic system.
In 2016, SLA successfully ran a 6-month accelerator program that helped fund female entrepreneurs where Fresh Direct’s founder, Angel Adelaja won.
Now, SLA has opened applications for the 2017 She Leads Africa Accelerator, a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest entrepreneurs. The program will take place in Abuja, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Kaduna.
The 2017 Accelerator will consist of 1 week residencies in the four locations where entrepreneurs will receive training from the SLA team and business leaders and experts. During these residencies, entrepreneurs will be focused on business strategy, growth, marketing, finance and distribution. They will also receive a host of on and offline training as well as an opportunity to pitch their business to national and international investors.
Entrepreneurs interested in applying should visit SheLeadsAfrica.org/accelerator for more information and to apply. Submissions close on 25 June 2017 at 11:59pm WAT.