Growth4her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program For Women SMEs 2024 | Apply Now!

Growth4Her is a 6-month Investor Readiness Accelerator Program, that is open to women in West and Central Africa. The program aims to bridge the gender financing gap by equipping women entrepreneurs with the necessary capacity and tools to transition their businesses from small-scale ventures to high-potential, fundable growth-stage enterprises.

Growth4her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program

Applications are currently being accepted by Cohort 3 from women in Nigeria and Cameroon, and those selected for the cohort will receive further communication.


  • Access to Market: G4Her facilitates market connections for its beneficiaries.
  • Access to Funding: The program prepares participants for investor interactions and provides links to financial institutions.
  • Mentorship: Beneficiaries gain access to skilled and experienced mentors.
  • Media Exposure: Adequate representation in the media.

Eligibility Criteria

To know if you are qualified for the program you must meet  the eligibility criteria below:

  • The business must be majority-owned by a woman, with a minimum ownership stake of 51%.
  • Alternatively, the business can have 20% or more ownership by a woman and must also have at least one woman serving as CEO, or COO (President/Vice President).
  • If the business has a board of directors, it should have at least 30% women representation on the board.
  • The company should have between 5 and 300 employees.
  • Annual sales should fall within the range of US$35,000 to US$15 million.
  • Total assets should be between US$100,000 and US$15 million.
  • Participants must be able to commit to a 1-week intensive virtual or physical Bootcamp.
  • They should allocate 3 hours per week for mentorship engagement over 8 weeks.
  • Eligible participants must hold a C-level executive position within the organization.

How To Apply For Growth4her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program For Women SMEs 2024

Before proceeding with the application process, ensure to Meet the eligibility criteria.

You can apply  for this program either in English  or French

To learn more about the program, please visit the official website of Growth4her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program For Women SMEs.   

Application Deadline

March 4, 2024.

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