She Leads Africa’s Accelerator open for entries till June 25, targets Niegria’s startups


She Leads Africa has opened applications for the 2017 She Leads Africa Accelerator, a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest entrepreneurs.

SLA’s 2017 Accelerator will take place in 4 locations in Nigeria – Abuja, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Kaduna.

The 2017 Accelerator will consist of 1 week residencies in the four locations where entrepreneurs will receive training from the SLA team and business leaders and experts. During these residencies, entrepreneurs will be focused on business strategy, growth, marketing, finance and distribution. They will also receive a host of on and offline training as well as an opportunity to pitch their business to national and international investors.

Fresh Direct’s founder and 2016 class winner, Angel Adelaja, said “This was like a condensed Masters Program. I am so different now and our company is thinking and strategizing differently.”

This 2017 SLA Accelerator is run in partnership with the Work in Progress! Alliance – a consortium of Oxfam, Butterfly Works and VC4A focused on driving job creation and youth employment in Nigeria. The Kaduna Agribusiness cohort is sponsored by OCP.

Entrepreneurs keen to apply should visit the SLA Accelerator website for more information before the applications deadline on June 25, 2017.

She Leads Africa is a social enterprise which supports young African women in their journey towards professional success through online content and offline programmes. SLA has a community of more than 300,000 members in over 30 countries across Africa.

In 2016, She Leads Africa became the first African startup (male or female-led) to be invited to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.