YHER Accelerator Program 2019 for African Female Founders, South Africa

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Application Deadline: 15th August 2019

The Y-HER Accelerator Program is a powerful opportunity for passionate female impact entrepreneurs in Africa who are at the early stages of building businesses and organisations that exist to change the lives of women and girls in Africa.

More women are pursuing entrepreneurship in Africa per capita than anywhere else in the world. For this reason, Spark* is conducting a continent-wide search to bring together an unrivalled group of 15 African Female Founders for its YHER Accelerator. Founders running high-impact ventures aimed at improving the lives and women and girls.

Requirements:

Female-Led Ventures: You must have at least one female co-founder who will participate in the program.

Local: You intimately understand the problem that you are trying to solve.

Social Impact: Your venture must exist to improve the lives of people living in poverty.

Support Women and Girls: While not required, we preference ventures that have a clear mandate or mission to uplift females in some way.

In the Early Stages: You will
have already launched a venture or run a pilot and have some early
traction or proof of concept. You will typically have less than 100
customers or clients and have been in operation less than two years.

Program Highlights

ACCELERATOR

A
week-long intensive entrepreneurship program designed to fast track
your early stage venture. We’ll provide training and mentorship while
also connecting you to an inspiring group of fellow female entrepreneurs
working hard to create a better world.

MENTORSHIP

Connection
to a network of mentors from across the world throughout the
Accelerator week, providing you with a wealth of entrepreneurship
experience to help you build a bulletproof strategy for impact and
growth.

HIGH-TEA

An opportunity for you to network with potential funders, mentors and supporters and to pitch your venture as the week comes to a close at an exclusive, invite-only high-tea event.

FUNDING

A total of $25,000 in prize funding is available for the winners of our peer review and audience votes.

GROWTH SUPPORT

Potential
to qualify for Growth support, including ongoing tailored support and
grant or investment funding of $10,000 to $50,000 AUD to help scale your
venture.

COMMUNITY

Ongoing
connection with our virtual community to help you along your
entrepreneurial journey. Keep each other inspired and accountable with
monthly check-ins, mastermind sessions and knowledge sharing.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the YHER Accelerator Program 2019

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