Female-focused accelerator programme ShEquity’s opens applications for its 4th edition in West Africa


Applications for the fourth cohort of the ShEquity Business Accelerator have been opened by the African investment firm ShEquity Partners, which focuses on women (SHEBA)

ShEquity’s aims to provide smart and sustainable investments for African female entrepreneurs and innovators, the key driver of inclusive socio-economic growth. It facilitates access to a pool of de-risked deals to investors and empower female entrepreneurs with financial resources and operational support needed to unlock their full potential.

SHEBA provides a chance to get investment from ShEquity and other investors within the ShEquity network in addition to the strong program development emphasis.

Qualifying enterprises are suggested to the ShEquity team for investment consideration after the accelerated program. Between US $50,000 to US $250,000 is the normal range for a ShEquity seed investment, with the possibility of extra post-investment support.

The 17-week accelerator offers venture development and technical assistance to female African entrepreneurs in the ECOWAS area who want to expand their companies and become investment-ready.

Each year three cohorts of 30 people from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo have participate in the SHEBA program.

Anglophone candidates with companies based in West Africa are asked to apply until April 21while Francophone candidates with companies based in West Africa will get invitation later.