African-focused entrepreneurship accelerator, She Leads Africa (SLA) has kicked off preparations for this yearâ€™s â€˜She Leads Africa Acceleratorâ€™, an annual womenâ€™s event geared towards identifying, supporting and funding great business ideas. The company has started accepting application from interested women who are advised to visit www.SheLeadsAfrica.org/accelerato for details and guidance. According to the facilitator of the entrepreneurial programme, this yearâ€™s activities would take place in four locations across the country in Abuja, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland and Kaduna. It revealed further in a statement that â€œthe programme will consist of one week residencies in the four locations where entrepreneurs will receive training from the SLA team and business leaders and experts.
During these residencies, entrepreneurs will be focused on business strategy, growth, marketing, finance and distribution. They will also receive a host of online and offline training as well as an opportunity to pitch their business to national and international investorsâ€. In her testimony, the winner of the 2016 class and founder of Fresh Direct, Angel Adelaja, said, â€œThis was like a condensed Masters Programme. I am so different now and our company is thinking and strategising differentlyâ€.
The Entrepreneur Showcase is the flagship program of She Leads Africa, focused on shining a spotlight on women who are driving Africaâ€™s growth through leadership, commerce and innovation thus, a choice platform for young female entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses across Africa. This yearâ€™s activity is run in partnership with the Work in Progress Alliance – a consortium of Oxfam, Butterfly Works and VC4A focused on driving job creation and youth employment in Nigeria.