Seedstars, a Swiss-based global organization in partnership with the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) and Growth Africa invite business development service providers and women entrepreneurs to apply for the Enhancing Women in Entrepreneurship for Africa program. The program aims two enhance women’s business skills via a two-pronged approach – increasing the capacity and sustainability of providers supporting women-led SMEs and increasing access to mentorship, funding, and visibility for women-led SMEs.

Interested business development service providers should:

  • Be based in one of the following countries (Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Cape Verde, Zambia, DRC, Cameroon, Mali, Zimbabwe, Bostwana)
  • Enhance the viability and sustainability of women-led SMEs
  • Provide innovative approaches to ecosystem support designed to close the financing gap for women-led SMEs
  • Introduce innovative ways to provide capacity building for women-led SMEs
  • Provide digital presence and visibility to women-led SMEs
  • Provide access to mentorship for women-led SMEs

Interested women-led SMES should:

  • Be between seed and growth stage
  • Be based in one of the above countries
  • Have at least one woman on the founding team
  • Have a digital element in their product (for example: Mobile application, Online Shop, SAAS product, etc.)

To apply for the program, visit: Applications