Apply Now: Growth4Her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program 2023 for Women SMEs

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Apply Now: Growth4Her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program 2023 for Women SMEs

Apply Now: Growth4Her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program 2023 for Women SMEs

Growth4Her is a 6-month Investor Ready Acceleration Program for West and Central African women. G4Her aims to close the gender finance gap in Africa by equipping women entrepreneurs with the capacity and resources they need to move from small to high potential fundable growth stage firms. Cohort 2 is now accepting applications from women in Nigeria and Cameroon, and those chosen will be contacted.

Growth4Her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program Eligibility

  • ≥ 51% owned by a woman or,
  •  ≥ 20% owned by a woman and have ≥ one woman as CEO/COO (President/Vice President); and
  •  have ≥ 30% of the board of directors comprised of women, where a board exists.
  • Loan size between US$5,000 and US$1 million (Loans must not be from traditional financial institutions, loans from other sources such as associations, cooperatives e.g. “tontine/njangi” “esusu”, family loans may be considered)
  • Between 5 and 300 employees
  • Sales between US$35,000 and US$15 million
  • Assets between US$100,000 and US$15 million
  • Can dedicate 1 week to an intense virtual/ physical Bootcamp
  • Can dedicate 3 hours for mentorship engagement for a period of 8 weeks
  • Must be a C-Level executive in the organization

Growth4Her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program Benefits

The Growth4Her program will provide beneficiaries with:
Access to Market—we provide you with market linkages across African cities.

  • Access to funding – we prepare you for investors and connect you with financial institutions.
  • Psychosocial and Policy Support—advocate for policy reforms and work with communities to enable a culture of support for WSMEs.
  • Media Exposure—weprovide adequate media representation.
  • Mentorship—wefacilitate access to skilled and experienced mentors.

Application Deadline:  May 8, 2023

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Growth4Her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program 2023

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