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  The African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) program is built for female entrepreneurs across Africa who want to acquire business growth hacking skills, connect with peers all over the continent, and set themselves up for success. This is an opportunity you may want to take advantage of if you would like to scale your enterprise in the smartest and healthiest possible way.
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For 12 months, enrollees in the cooperative program will learn from experts, gain insights into contemporary entrepreneurship, and prepare to implement the strategies shared with them to craft excellent ventures out of their businesses. Note that, despite receiving over 2,000 applications over the 2 week application period, there are only 200 program spots available. So, you will have to put your best foot forward.
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This program comes with the following benefits:
  • Undergo world-class training designed specifically for African entrepreneurs
  • Learn skills that will enable them to grow their revenues
  • Join a supportive and value-adding pan-African network of peers and mentors

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The AWEC program is open to business owners who meet these criteria:
  • A female from an African country
  • A for-profit business owner of an enterprise that’s been operational for at least 2 years
  • Their business must employ at least 2 persons, full-time or part-time
  • May be an aspiring entrepreneur with a business that hasn’t yet launched
  • Should have access to a reliable internet connection for the duration of the 12-month program
  • Must have professional working proficiency in English
Applications will remain open until January 28, 2024. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE.
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This article was first published on 16th January 2024 and updated on January 20th, 2024 at 10:02 pm


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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