She Leads Africa (SLA) Accelerator Program 2018 for Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

She Leads Africa (SLA) is now accepting applications for its 2018 3-month Accelerator Program from female entrepreneurs in Nigeria. Deadline for the submission of SLA accelerator program application is 11:59PM WAT on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

She Leads Africa is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting young African women and their journey towards professional success. The organisation has been featured on CNN, CNBC Africa, Black Enterprise and Fox Business and has more than 400,000 community members across Africa and the diaspora.

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 the programme will receive N2 million from SLA. 

This year, the programme will take place in Lagos and is open to businesses based anywhere in Nigeria.

She Leads Africa Accelerator Program Eligibility.

  • Based in the Technology sector
  • Based in Nigeria
  • Has at least one female shareholder or owner that is aged 18-35
  • Has received less than $50,000 in funding
  • Has been in operation for less than three years
  • Has already begun operations and has a live product or service on the market
  • Unfortunately entrepreneurs in the idea stage are not eligible to apply

She Leads Africa Accelerator Program Benefits.

  • 3 months intensive training on business and operational skills
  • Online and offline learning resources 
  • Exclusive access and mentorship from some of Nigeria’s leading business personalities
  • Opportunity to pitch your business in front of local and international investors
  • Features in local and international media
Previous SLA entrepreneurs have been featured on Forbes and CNN and received brand endorsements after pitch day. In total they’ve gone on to raise $1 million, have been invested in by members of 500 startups and a lucky few even got to pitch to Aliko Dangote himself.
The top entrepreneur will walk away with N 2 million. The others receive 3 months of intensive support and access to a vast network of mentors and investors. 

How to Apply for She Leads Africa Accelerator Program.

How the program works:

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  1. Put together a top-notch application package, ace the semi-final interviews and get selected by the review committee.
  2. Attend three 1-weekboot camps being trained by the SLA team and connecting with some of Nigeria’s most prominent business and operational experts.
  3. Complete bi-weekly online workshops.
  4. Join us in Lagos for the Demo Day in October and pitch your business to a room of local and international investors and media.

Apply Here Official Link

NOTE:  There is no fee to apply or participate in the Accelerator program. Transport fares and accommodation fees for participants outside of of Lagos will be covered by SLA.

Application Closing Date: May 20th 2018.

Program Dates: July 2nd – October 8, 2018.

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