Apply Now: Shell AccelerateHer Women-in-Entrepreneurship Initiative 2018


Last updated on February 11th, 2018 at 12:04 am

Great opportunity for women entrepreneurs… Seed Academy and WDB presents the 2018 edition of AccelerateHer programme sponsored by Shell Downstream, South Africa. It is South Africa’s most impactful women-in entrepreneurship initiative designed by women for women.

About WDB Seed Fund:

An investment fund that develops sustainable businesses to impact the South African economy through focusing on providing access to funds, markets, high level mentorship and business support to Investee companies

About the Award:

AccelerateHer is a fully-funded 3 month business support award for 25 exceptional women entrepreneurs. it is business accelerator for women entrepreneurs  designed to fast track the development of women-owned businesses, taking into account the specific and unique challenges women face. it will help you to transform your idea to having a registered business in 90 days, receive ongoing support for your business after the programme and get maximum assistance in dealing with the specific challenges that women are exposed to in starting and nurturing their  enterprise

It also offers unrivalled training and business development support with in-depth business mentorship from successful women entrepreneurs. Participating entrepreneurs in the programme are eligible for access to development opportunities through Shell’s Enterprise and Supplier Development programme and LiveWire. In addition one entrepreneur stands the chance of winning R50, 000 for business expansion.

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): South Africa

Eligibility:  candidates must:

  • 18-35 years of age.
  • Have a business idea aligned to Shell’s value chain
  • Must be driven, motivated and committed
  • Be African females
  • be entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs

Duration of Program: 3 months. February to May 2018.

Application Deadline: 31st January, 2018

The application will be very competitive and the selection process will be very rigorous. Shortlisted candidates, who meet the application criteria, will be contacted for an in-person interview.

Currently, the application is closed. However, we shall keep you posted on the next time the application is ongoing. For more details, Visit Program Webpage for details Protection Status



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