Women Entrepreneurship For Africa

Increasing access to funding, market opportunities, knowledge enhancement, and technical training for women entrepreneurs in Africa.

Women entrepreneurs are fundamental drivers of sustainable development and play a critical role in the pursuit of more inclusive and prosperous societies. The empowerment of female agripreneurs, in particular those who lead and own small and medium enterprises (SMEs) active in agrifood value chains, is therefore key to enhancing their contribution to development, as well as to enabling them to grow and expand their businesses in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner.

Impacting women in Sub-Saharan Africa!

The core objective is to support 100+ women-led enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, to flourish and contribute to employment creation in their communities through: enhanced business capacities, access to formal financial services, and integration into local and regional value chains.

Be part of the Growth Program and access follow-on funding!

Additional grant funding up to €50.000 in conjunction with a Growth Program (for an additional 3 months) will be provided to enterprises selected by an expert panel as having the most high-growth potential.

Benefits for startup participants

  • Access to investment readiness training presented by topic experts
  • Personalized support by an entrepreneur in a residence that will provide hands-on support in the growth of each startup
  • 1on1 Mentorship
  • Local ecosystem integration & network connections
  • Demo Day with international investors
  • Grant funding of €10.000 and up to €50.000 for the 15 selected high-growth startups

A program aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • One: No Poverty
  • Five: Gender Equality
  • Eight: Decent Work & Economic Growth
  • Nine: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
  • Seventeen: Partnerships for the Goals


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