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RevUp Women Initiative 2023 Call for Women-Led Businesses for $10,000 grant

Jul 7, 2023

RevUp Women Initiative 2023 Call for Women-Led Businesses for $10,000 grant:The RevUp Women Initiative is an African enterprise development program for early-stage women-led enterprises. It is intended to help these enterprises grow into lucrative and sustainable ventures that can encourage job development on the continent.



Through enterprise development training, mentorship, peer-to-peer learning, and access to capital, the initiative strives to promote gender equality and inclusive economic growth. 


The Visa Foundation is funding this cohort. AfriLabs is inviting women-led enterprises from around Africa to apply for this cohort of the initiative. 


In this cohort, 500 entrepreneurs will go through a rigorous training and mentoring session, and ten (10), one (1) will be chosen in each pilot city to be financed by the program.


RevUp Women Initiative 2023 Benefits


   • Access to high-quality female mentors across Africa.

   • 10 business owners will be selected to be funded with $10,000 following the Catalytic Africa guidelines.

   • Access to additional funding opportunities for participants and a network of funders across Africa.

   • Access to the AfriLabs network.


RevUp Women Initiative 2023 Eligibility


Open to early-stage women-led businesses across Africa. These businesses must meet the following criteria before applying;


   • At least 51 per cent owned by a woman;

   • Be led by a woman;

   • Be located in any of these cities in Africa:

   • Nigeria –  Lagos, Abuja

   • South Africa –  Johannesburg, Cape Town

   • Cameroon – Douala, Yaounde

   • Kenya –  Nairobi, Kisumu

   • Democratic Republic of Congo- Kinshasa, Lubumbashi

   • Have an already existing service or product;

   • Have evidence of sales of existing services or product;

Have an existing business model;

   • Registered and incorporated in the country of operation;

   • Be operational for at least 6 months;

   • Be able to dedicate 8 weeks to an intense hybrid training and mentoring session.


Deadline: July 14, 2023


How to apply 


Interested applicant are to apply via this link:


https://forms.gle/cGngBb2fvtziJX6F6


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