She Leads Africa Accelerator 2019  program is an intensive three-month curriculum designed to distinguish, support and fund the future generation of the most promising female entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

The social enterprise, She Leads Africa, is committed towards establishing young Nigerian women and actualising their entrepreneurial goals. This program hopes to reward the overall winner for her innovation, passion, zeal, business intelligence with a funded reward of ₦2 million.

Having being featured on Fox business, CNN, CNBC Africa and black enterprise, She Leads Africa boasts of over 3,000 members on its platform across the world.


For female-owned businesses to be eligible, you must:

  • Be based in Nigeria
  • Be less than 3 years in operation
  • Not have raised over $50,000 in external funding
  • Have at least a woman aged 18-35 as owner or shareholder
  • Innovative businesses in all sectors are accepted this year


Below are what you stand to gain from participating in the She Leads Africa Accelerator 2019:

  • A 3-month intensive training on business and operational skills
    Online and offline learning materials
  • Features in local and international media to help raise business profile
  • Chance to pitch your business to local and international stakeholders
  • Mentor ship from some of Nigeria’s front running entrepreneurs
  • Winner will be awarded ₦2 million from SLA

Steps to apply

Applicants are advised to follow the application steps critically in order not to jeopardise their chances of being selected:

  • Brainstorm on a concise application package, ace the semi-finals interview and get selected by the review committee
  • Attend a one-week boot camp, where you will meet other candidates and receive orientation from the SLA team
  • Virtual demo day: prepare your business idea for local and international investors and aired virtually

How to apply

Ensure you fill the online registration form. Deadline is on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Featured Image Credit: SheLeadsAfrica

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