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AWIEF Partners With Victoria’s Secret to Launch Its Growth Accelerator in Nigeria

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The Africa Girls Innovation and Entrepreneurship Discussion board (AWIEF) broadcasts the launch of its Development Accelerator programme in Nigeria, in partnership with iconic world model Victoria’s Secret & Co.

AWIEF is implementing the programme as a part of The Tour Affect Fund, a Victoria’s Secret initiative devoted to advancing gender equality, empowering ladies throughout the globe and amplifying their voices. As considered one of solely 4 organisations worldwide partnering with Victoria’s Secret on The Tour Affect Fund, AWIEF is honoured to collaborate with a world-leading retailer to increase its flagship, AWIEF Development Accelerator to women-owned or women-led SMEs based mostly and working in Nigeria.

This partnership is pushed by AWIEF and Victoria’s Secret’s shared imaginative and prescient of a extra inclusive world and a dedication to advancing the alternatives and success of ladies entrepreneurs by empowering and equipping them with the sources and instruments they should develop and scale their companies sustainably.

Each Victoria’s Secret and AWIEF imagine within the energy of ladies entrepreneurs to drive optimistic change in society. Applied in 2017, AWIEF Development Accelerator is a flagship enterprise improvement programme designed to assist high-growth-oriented women-owned or women-led ventures with high-level enterprise improvement and development technique coaching, company advisory, mentorship individualized assist, networks, and entry to finance.

Name for Purposes
In 2024, AWIEF’s partnership with Victoria’s Secret will present twenty (20) ladies founders and/or leaders of revolutionary, growth-stage companies based mostly in Nigeria with the chance to take part within the seven-month, high-impact, funding readiness programme.

The AWIEF Development Accelerator in Nigeria targets multi-sector companies. Nonetheless, precedence will probably be given to technology-based and tech-enabled companies in catalytic sectors corresponding to agriculture, well being, schooling, inventive trade, monetary providers, renewable vitality, logistics, and climate-smart options.

Eligibility standards
To qualify for choice, companies should meet the next standards:

Possession: Girls-owned (>51%) or,

Management: Girls-led at C-Suite or equal degree or,

Services or products particularly or disproportionately advantages ladies.

Moreover, companies have to be:

  • Primarily based and working in Nigeria.
  • Extremely revolutionary and scalable ventures.
  • In post-revenue stage.
  • In operation for not lower than three years.
  • Owned or led by bold and dedicated ladies entrepreneurs.
  • Searching for funding or funding to scale and broaden.

The deadline for purposes is March 24 2024 at 11:59 pm West Africa Time (WAT).

Purposes will solely be accepted by way of this link.

For extra info e-mail: [email protected]

calabargist is a Media Accomplice for AWIEF

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