Early-stage Bootcamp for female startups

She Boss supports early-stage female startup founders to build ca building system that enables female entrepreneurs to start and grow their business.

About She Boss

The She Boss Program is an exclusive platform that builds the capacity of budding female technology founders and entrepreneurs with business strategy, clinics, coaching, mentoring, and fund support. It also opens the female founder to a network and community of business experts to keep her accountable. This is a digital program open to Idea or early-stage women-led businesses across Africa.

Program Offers

2 months of rigorous training on business strategies and customer identification and acquisition
Customized Accountability records to keep track of your business progress
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1 month of intensive coaching on branding, revenue generation, and investor readiness
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Access to an expert community of business mentors
Check-in calls with a personal business coach
2 Week of Post program support.
Access to startup fund and relief facility
Monthly virtual/physical support meetings

Objectives

These are the objectives of our program

Create access to market opportunities

The women will have the opportunity to increase their market share through engagement with corporate executives and industry advisors in our extensive network. This will be done through multiple ways including a matchmaking process to give participants continuous support throughout the program. We believe that access to industry-relevant expertise will provide key insights and introductions that will propel the participants and their businesses forward.

Enhance the ways in which women-led technology businesses leverage technology to better serve their market

Our Design team will support program participants in assessing and improving their product-market fit, as well as strengthening their value proposition. This will highlight opportunities for the embedding of technology in their processes.

Catalyze the expansion efforts of women-led technology businesses in the African market

From cohort 1, we identified a need to support participants in their efforts to expand into other African markets. Cohort 2 will see us take a more intentional approach in providing participants with knowledge and strategies around expansion, as well as relevant introductions through our networks.

Build the capacity of women-led technology businesses to secure capital

Training from our internal team will support program participants toward being investor ready. We will create avenues for the women to engage with investors through a showcase and a demo day at the end of the program. There is also the opportunity for the participants to get investment from Business Academy via our investment vehicles.

Build the capacity of female entrepreneurs to attract, develop and retain quality talent

This has always been a big challenge for startups on the continent. We will be tackling this in our program by leveraging our People team’s expertise and creating linkages to quality talent- both through our graduate internship program as well as partnerships with organizations that train tech talent.

Benefits to female entrepreneurs

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If you fit the above criteria, please fill out an application. If you have any questions during the process, please send an email sheboss@businessacademy.africa or ask a question on the application platform.