Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Call for applications from women-led startups in sub-Saharan Africa in all sectors

She Wins Africa is an initiative launched by IFC – International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank, to support entrepreneurs and women-led startups in Africa.

The goal is to empower women-led startups by enhancing their investment readiness and fundraising capabilities through a comprehensive program that includes in-person and virtual workshops, training interventions, and mentorship opportunities.

By participating in the She Wins Africa program, you will benefit from capacity building, networking, and match-making opportunities with venture capital (VC) firms and private equity (PE) funds that have a gender-lens investment approach. Additionally, you will participate in pitch competitions to showcase your skills, gain valuable feedback from potential investors, and gain exposure for your startup.

The She Wins Africa program is open to women-led startups operating in sub-Saharan Africa in all sectors and at any stage of the startup lifecycle. To be eligible for the program, startups must have at least one female founder or co-founder in a financial decision-making role.

Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges which includes experts from IFC and a third-party firm. Only startups that meet the required criteria will be selected and contacted.