ShEquity Partners, an African investment firm with a focus on women, is currently accepting applications for the fourth edition of its ShEquity Business Accelerator (SHEBA).
ShEquity is an investment company that backs firms in Sub-Saharan Africa that are led and managed by women and have the potential to have a significant impact, be innovative, and grow to a significant size.
Through de-risking African female-led businesses, making them investment-ready, and providing the founders with the necessary skill set to grow and scale their companies, its SHEBA program, run in collaboration with implementation partner MBC Africa, addresses the gender funding gap that currently exists.
To help African women business owners in the ECOWAS region grow their companies and attract investment, the program lasts for 17 weeks and offers training and mentoring.
In addition to a strong emphasis on program development, SHEBA also provides access to money from ShEquity and other investors in the ShEquity ecosystem.
Participants from Burkina Faso, Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo have been a part of each of the three 30-participant SHEBA cohorts that have been successfully completed.
Qualifying startups are suggested to the ShEquity team for investment consideration after the acceleration program.
Anglophone applicants with registered companies in West Africa are eligible to apply.
Between US$50,000 and US$250,000 is the range for a ShEquity seed investment, with the possibility of extra post-investment support.
The deadline for applications is April 21.
Visit the website to apply or for additional information.
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