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$10,000 + mentors + new market opportunities at the 2014 Female Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition

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Aspiring and existent Female entrepreneurs across West Africa are invited to participate in the She Lead Africa’s Entrepreneurs Showcase 2014. She Leads Africa’s Entrepreneur Showcase affords bussing female entrepreneurs is a platform that introduces them to investors, accelerators, and mentors looking to invest in the next generation of African talent.

Benefits
The top 10 finest applications will be invited to pitch their ideas before a panel of expert business people across Africa for a financial reward of $10,000 as well as other business support services like:

  • Access to prominent venture capitalists, angel investors and other leading professionals to act as mentors and sponsors
  • Consultation on brand development with Etisalat in-house marketing team
  • Free business line for one year (including voice and data)
    SME accounting software from SmartStart Ghana
  • 2 meetings with legal advisor from top law firm to discuss incorporation, corporate structures and copyrights
  • Meeting with 2 executive directors of a leading merchant bank to discuss business plans and fund raising
  • Interviews with major media outlets

Eligibility
Early Staged start-ups with the who meet the following criteria can apply:
Entrepreneur:

  • Have a woman on the founding team who will present at the pitch day
  • Female founder between 18-35 years old
  • Be based in an ECOWAS country and focused on the African market

Company:

  • Received less than $50K USD in funding
  • Been in operation for less than 3 years
  • Have a live product in the market

For additional information kindly visit She Leads Africa Website

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