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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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