Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (23 March 2023)

The BIC Africa Acceleration Programme is back and looking for the next cohort of innovative and ambitious female founders to join its ranks.

The programme is set to support 15 women entrepreneurs from six African countries, including Angola, Comoros, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Somalia, and five others from different parts of Africa. The initiative aims to help women entrepreneurs scale their businesses while contributing to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria must either be female founders or owners of an existing business with strong development potential or working on a project idea that aims to create a business with high growth potential. The business or solution should align with at least one of the SDGs, and applicants must be available between May and September 2023 to participate in the programme. Additionally, applicants must have access to a reliable internet connection and a good working knowledge of the English language.

The programme, which will run from May to September 2023, will provide support to women business owners across all sectors and business types through a combination of online training modules, coaching sessions, individual exercises, and a mentoring programme with women experts from Europe and Africa with relevant experience in supporting innovative entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Interested applicants can apply now via with this link until April 7th, 2023, at 6:30 PM CET. Proposals will be assessed based on their description of the business or solution, level of innovation, potential for scalability, expected impact, and the motivation behind the application.

Source: BIC Africa


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