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  If you are a woman who runs an SME and you would like to prepare your business for investment from external sources, here’s an opportunity you should take advantage of. The Growth4Her Investor Readiness Accelerator is accepting applications from female entrepreneurs who could benefit from its training and resources, which are designed specifically to take their businesses closer to being fundable.
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Now seeking its second cohort, this accelerator program will run for 6 months. It will also provide support of various kinds, as well as access to experienced business experts. The organizers of this program say they hope that enrollees will emerge from it more technically skilled and better able to pitch their enterprise to investors.


Persons who are accepted into the Growth4Her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program will benefit from it in the following ways:
  • Get prepared to be funded and be connected to potential investors
  • Receive psycho-social and policy support made possible by the program’s organizers
  • Enjoy media exposure for their business
  • Be mentored by skilled and experienced businesspeople
  • Access to markets across Africa

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This program is open to persons who meet these conditions:
  • Should be at least 51% owned by a woman, or at least 20% owned by a woman with at least one woman as CEO or COO
  • If a board exists, at least 30% of it should be women
  • Have between 5 and 300 employees
  • Have a loan size of $5,000 and $1 million (must not be traditional financial institutions)
  • Recorded sales of between $35,000 and $15 million
  • Assets worth between $100,000 and $15 million

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  • Applicant must be a C-level executive at the business they are representing
  • Must be willing to devote a week to an intensive virtual or physical boot camp
  • Should be able to devote 3 hours to mentorship engagement for 8 weeks
Applications will remain open until May 8, 2023. If you would like to apply for the Growth4Her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Opportunities For Africans
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This article was first published on 25th April 2023


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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  • Female entrepreneurs who could profit from its training and resources, which are created especially to move their firms closer to being fundable, are welcome to apply to Readiness Accelerator.

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