Application Deadline: April 1st, 2021
ShEquity and MBC Africa announced on the 23rd of March 2021, the launch of the ShEquity Business Accelerator (SHEBA). Located in Accra, Ghana. SHEBA will offer venture building and technical support to African female entrepreneurs with impactful and scalable businesses viewed as potential ShEquity investment candidates in agribusiness (agtech, production, processing, wholesale & retailing, any other agribusiness value chain aspects), healthcare, technology (fintech, clean-tech, etc.), renewable energies, and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). In addition, qualifying participants will receive funding needed to structure their businesses and become ShEquity investment ready.
The accelerator is the next horizon in ShEquity’s significant investment and active role in building an investment ecosystem for African women entrepreneurs. Accordingly, SHEBA will serve as the pipeline for the ShEquity West Africa VC Fund which is being set up in Accra, Ghana.
Every year, SHEBA will select and support 30 women, focusing on the following:
- Business Development
- Financial Management
- Go to market strategy
- Branding & Marketing
- Governance Structure
- HR/Team Management
- Leadership Development
- Networking Opportunities
- Founders’ Personal Development / Soft Skills Development
Interested applicants must adhere to the following requirements:
- Be a woman leading/owning an impactful and scalable business
- Committing to the 6 months program duration
- Have a business that has been in operation for a minimum of 24 months and is based in the ECOWAS Region
- Signing the SHEBA agreement (to be provided to these selected)
Deadline for submissions is 16 April.