The Business Scouts for Development (BSfD)”Female Shift” Mentoring Programme 2022 for African Women Entrepreneurs.


Application Deadline: January 15th 2022

Within the framework of “Female Shift”, the Business Scouts for Development (BSfD) programme aims to create digital offers for African and German women entrepreneurs and set up a mutual mentoring programme.

The influence of women in society, business and politics is growing, but in terms of leadership positions, earning and career opportunities, the gender gap is still strongly noticeable. This also applies to the start-up area: female founders are still underrepresented and find it difficult to access financing through venture capital or scaling-up. The corona pandemic is also hitting women worldwide much more severely than men. This is especially true for developing and emerging countries. But it is precisely there that the potential of female start-ups is great: societal challenges are tackled here with socio-ecological innovations.

Goal of the mentoring programme:

  • Exchange of experience between female founders from Germany and Africa
  • Reverse mentoring – Exchange of skills, knowledge and understanding of entrepreunership for mutual benefit
  • Bridging the cross-cultural gap between different countries


The Program is looking for female entrepreneurs from Germany and Africa, with a focus on the Berlin-Brandenburg region and the countries of NamibiaRwanda and South Africa.

Development Focus

Increase the visibility of female founders and entrepreneurs from Germany and AfricaCreate synergies and community and to support innovative approaches



For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Female Shift Mentoring Program 2022


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