The SLA Accelerator is a 3 month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Africa's brightest entrepreneurs.
Three months of hands-on support and coaching
Direct access to some of Africa's most brilliant business minds
Opportunity to win money to help fund your business
The chance to pitch your business to investors
Mass media attention to help raise your business profile
How The Program Works
This year's Accelerator is in partnership with the Work in Progress! Alliance and Lagos Innovates.
She Leads Africa is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting young African women and their journey towards professional success. The organisation has been featured on CNN, CNBC Africa, Black Enterprise and Fox Business and has more than 400,000 community members across Africa and the diaspora.
The Work in Progress! Alliance is focused on unlocking the economic potential of young women and men in Egypt, Nigeria and Somalia. The project aims to enable them to generate sustainable and living incomes – by finding regular employment or starting enterprises. Alliance partners include Oxfam, VC4A (Venture Capital for Africa) and Butterfly Works. As part of the project, VC4A partners with local accelerators and works to strengthen local investor networks.
Lagos Innovates, an initiative of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, was established to help position Lagos State as a global centre for technology startups in Africa. It is focused on helping founders, developers and investors with access to learning resources, early stage investment capital, peer networks and high quality workspaces and infrastructure.