Applications invited for the She Leads Africa Accelerator 2018

womanThe 2018 Accelerator will consist of three 1-week residencies in Lagos where entrepreneurs will receive training from the SLA team, business leaders and experts

Applications are now open for the She Leads Africa Accelerator 2018, a 3-month programme designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs building technology-enabled businesses across Nigeria are eligible to apply for coaching, networking opportunities and the chance to receive funding for their businesses.

The 2018 Accelerator will consist of three 1-week residencies in Lagos. The trainings will be focussed on business strategy, growth, marketing, finance and distribution. Participants will also receive a host of on and offline training, features in local and international media, and an opportunity to pitch their businesses to stakeholders and investors.

Since its inception, the SLA Accelerator has trained over 30 entrepreneurs and given out over US$41,7000 in funding. Aliko Dangote (chairman of Dangote Group), Mo Abudu (founder of Ebony Life TV) and Ben White (founder of Venture Capital for Africa) were part of the programme in the past.

Founder of Fresh Direct and first place winner of the 2016 Accelerator Programme, Angel Adelaja, said “[The SLA Accelerator] was like a condensed Masters Programme. I am so different now and our company is thinking and strategising differently.” Oluwadara Adekunle, founder of FarmTies and first place winner of the 2017 Accelerator Programme, said “the SLA accelerator really helped with defining my business and creating our process of operations. My team and I are able to streamline and focus on our core competence in achieving our business objectives.”

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