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Apply for the Metrowoman Female Founders Accelerator 2019

The Female Founder Accelerator is a 12-month program designed to identify, train, mentor and fund the next generation of Africa’s female entrepreneurs.   This year event will shortlist 30 female small business owners for the 12-month business support event, with 4 of the female entrepreneurs winning a grant of =N=250,000 each.

Successful candidates will be presented at The Female Founders Accelerator 2019 event on November 16, 2019, to commemorate the International Annual Woman Entrepreneurship day.




Eligibility:

This year event will focus on the under listed businesses:

I. HAIR AND BEAUTY

II. FOOD, DRINKS & CONFECTIONERIES

III. FASHION AND DESIGN

IV. INTERIOR DÉCOR

V. EVENT PLANNING

VI. PHOTOGRAPHY

Years in operations: Up to 2 years.

Applicant’s age: 18 – 40 years old.

Business must have been registered with CAC at the point of application

Start-ups are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:


Send a 60 seconds video to info@metrowomanafrica.org to tell us why this is important to you. The subject of the mail should be your business name.



Application ends on 10th November 2019


How it will work

  • Qualified female business owners apply by completing the business plan form online


  • Our Business Plan Review Panel shortlists the best business plans


  • Shortlisted candidates are interviewed through telephone conversations


  • 30 successful candidates are shortlisted and contacted


  • Successful candidates are announced at the Founders’ Forum event on November 16, 2019


  • 4 female entrepreneurs are awarded a grant of =N=250,000 each at the event

30 candidates go through the mentorship and training program for 12 months


Benefits to a female entrepreneur:

  • Opportunity to win =N=250,000.00 in business grant


  • 12 sessions of hands-on classroom training on entrepreneurship


  • 12 months of free mentorship from experienced business mentors


  • Access to up to N2m working capital loan


  • Chance to pitch your business to a room of investors


  • Free media publicity for female entrepreneurs

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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