ShEquity Business Accelerator (SHEBA) Program 2022( Up to $250k)

Application for ShEquity Business Accelerator (SHEBA) Program 2022 is ongoing!

ShEquity Business Accelerator (SHEBA) provides venture building and technical support to African female entrepreneurs with impactful and scalable businesses in agribusiness (agritech, production, processing, wholesale & retailing, any other agribusiness value chain aspects), healthcare, tech-enabled solutions (fintech, clean-tech, etc.), renewable energies, mobility and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs).

About ShEquity Business Accelerator

SHEBA is the bridge for female founders to access capital: after the acceleration program, qualifying businesses are recommended to ShEquity team for investment consideration. The typical ShEquity seed investment range between US$50K to 250K.

In addition, SHEBA plans to organize demo days where other investors have opportunities to access impactful and scalable female-led businesses.

ShEquity Business Accelerator- Eligibility

You may apply if you hold an executive leadership position within the company. You must also be the largest shareholder of founder equity in the company or own a share at least equal to that of your cofounder(s). A SHEBA pre-requisite is that the female founder be the participating elect in the accelerator program.

Upon completion of the SHEBA program (including pitching session), SHEBA will recommend the best 4 businesses to ShEquity team for investment consideration. 

ShEquity will decide on who to invest in and the amount based on the outcomes of its due diligence to be conducted by the investment team. The typical ShEquity seed investment range between US$50K to 250K.

Application Deadline

The deadline for entry submission for this award is 06 May 2022

FAQs on ShEquity Business Accelerator

Unfortunately, you cannot send your application by email. SHEBA only accepts online applications submitted through the registration website and received in the appropriate online format.

The accepted formats are .csv .doc .docx .pdf .jpg .png .xls .xlsx .zip .ppt .pptx. You are limited to 500MB per file and 1GB per submission. Please note that separate attachments sent to us by email are not accepted.

Yes (in French), however, this is only applicable to the Francophone program, opening in early 2022. If the applicant is applying to West African/Anglophone accelerator, then they must fill in the application in English.

If a question does not apply to your business, write ‘NA’ for ‘Not Applicable’

If your business was not selected in any prior edition, you may apply again this year if the reasons why you were not selected have been addressed.







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