Call for Applications: SME Growth Lab Accelerator Program 2023 for female entrepreneurs

Call for Applications: SME Growth Lab Accelerator Program 2023 for female entrepreneurs

SME Growth Lab Africa and Shecluded collaborated to enable female entrepreneurs from around Africa and Shecluded community members to participate in SME Growth Lab’s first women-only cohort of its Digital Accelerator Program in honor of International Women’s Day 2023.

We hope to reach hundreds of female entrepreneurs across Africa through this cooperation, giving them with the training and support they need to overcome business obstacles, expand their companies, and promote economic growth.

SME Growth Lab Africa (SGL Africa) is a Digital Accelerator Program that provides business owners with digital skills, expertise, mentorship, and community activities in order to help them change their enterprises and generate economic progress.

Shecluded is a female-focused fintech firm that uses a community-based ecosystem to provide loans, pensions, life insurance, and other financial services to female entrepreneurs.

They will award N1,000,000 grants to the top five women in the Digital Accelerator Program to help them expand their businesses.  

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a FEMALE business owner operating in Africa
  • Must be between ages 18 – 40
  • Must be committed to attending the virtual sessions and group calls
  • Eager to volunteer and participate in community sessions.


  • Training on business acumen: sales, marketing, finance & legal.
  • Exclusive access to the entrepreneurship community
  • Mentorship from business experts
  • Access to business resources
  • Certificate of completion
  • 24/7 support

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a 4-weeks intensive business training in May 2023.

Note: Only FEMALE entrepreneurs are qualified to apply to join this cohort.

Application Deadline:  April 23rd, 2023

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the SME Growth Lab Accelerator Program 2023


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