She Leads Africa Launches 2015 Entrepreneur Showcase with $15,000 cash prize for winners

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She leads Africa, a social entreprenuership supporting girls in Africa has launched the Entrepreneur Showcase with $15,000 in cash prizes, media features in international news outlets, and exclusive meetings with top investors for young female entrepreneurs looking to grow and scale their businesses across Africa through leadership, commerce and innovation.
Applications for the competition were open on May 1 and will close on June 30 for businesses from any industry as long as there’s one woman on the founding team between 18-35 years old. Companies must have launched their product or service, been in operation for less than 3 years and received less than $50,000 USD in funding.

SLA co-founder Yasmin Belo-Osagie, “Through our Entrepreneur Showcase we not only give exceptional entrepreneurs a space to connect with investors and the media but we also provide them with training and mentoring to ensure that they are able to take advantage of the experience.”

In 2014, the inaugural event received nearly 400 applications from 27 countries for just 10 finalist positions. The top finalists were featured in Forbes, Ventures Africa, Venture Burn and several other international news outlets.

sheleadsw2014 winner Cherae Robinson founder of travel startup Tastemakers Africa stated that“participating in the She Leads Africa pitch competition literally changed my life and my business, by putting me on a rocket ship towards success.” “I was able to hire my first employee with my winnings and I continue to receive support from the team nearly one year later,” she concluded.

Applications and more details can be found at www.sheleadsafrica.org.