Growth4Her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program for African Entrepreneurs 2022

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Growth4Her is a 6-month Investor Readiness Accelerator Program, open to women in West and Central Africa. We are currently running cohorts in Cameroon and Nigeria. While our application portal is always open, selected candidates will only be contacted when they have been selected for a new cohort. Each Cohort is open to at least 15 and at most 25 women.

About Growth4Her

The Growth4Her Accelerator provides women entrepreneurs with the capacity and tools which enables them to transition from small to high potential fundable growth stage businesses.  Innovative in its approach, it unites communities, using behaviour-based models and transformational leadership approaches combined with practical business skills and tools to support women for market traction and growth, financial management, and technological transformation. These will enable them overcome legislative, psychosocial, and economic barriers while helping them unlock and access financing opportunities.

Requirements for Growth4Her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program Qualification

  • ≥ 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

Application Deadline

October 7, 2022

How to Apply

  • To apply in English click here
  • To apply in French click here

For more details, visit Growth4Her website.

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