The Entrepreneur Showcase is the flagship program of She Leads Africa and shines a spotlight on women who are driving Africa?s growth through leadership, commerce and innovation.
She Leads Africa To Give $15,000 Cash To Winners Of Entrepreneur Showcase
This event is the premier platform for young female entrepreneurs looking to grow and scale their businesses across Africa. Participants in the competition will compete for $15,000 in cash prizes, media features in international news outlets, and exclusive meetings with top investors.
?We decided to launch She Leads Africa because we saw a critical gap in the market – no one was investing in high growth female entrepreneurs,? says SLA co-founder Yasmin Belo-Osagie. ?Through our Entrepreneur Showcase we not only give exceptional entrepreneurs a space to connect with investors and the media but we also provide them with training and mentoring to ensure that they are able to take advantage of the experience.?
In 2014, the inaugural event received nearly 400 applications from 27 countries for just 10 finalist positions. The top finalists were featured in Forbes, Ventures Africa, Venture Burn and several other international news outlets.
2014 winner Cherae Robinson founder of travel startup Tastemakers Africa stated that?participating in the She Leads Africa pitch competition literally changed my life and my business, by putting me on a rocket ship towards success.? ?I was able to hire my first employee with my winnings and I continue to receive support from the team nearly one year later,? she concluded.