YHER Accelerator Program 2017 for African Female Founders – Johannesburg, South Africa

Application Deadline: 22nd September 2017

Saturday, 11 November – Friday, 17 November 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa

The Y-HER Accelerator Program is a powerful opportunity for passionate female impact entrepreneurs in Africa who are at the early stages of building businesses and organisations that exist to change the lives of women and girls in Africa.

More women are pursuing entrepreneurship in Africa per capita than anywhere else in the world. For this reason, Spark* is conducting a continent-wide search to bring together an unrivalled group of 15 African Female Founders for its YHER Accelerator. Founders running high-impact ventures aimed at improving the lives and women and girls.

Requirements:

Female-Led Ventures: You must have at least one female co-founder who will participate in the program.

Local: You intimately understand the problem that you are trying to solve.

Support Women and Girls: Your venture must exist to improve the lives of women and girls who are held back by poverty.

In the Early Stages: You will have already launched a venture or at least run a pilot and have some early traction or proof of concept. You will typically have less than 100 customers and have been in operation less than two years.

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