WVXA is a mentorship and exchange program for high-growth women entrepreneurs based in Africa. The pilot program will give four (4) entrepreneurs the opportunity to spend two to four weeks in Nairobi, Kenya beginning with Global Entrepreneurship Week November 16, 2015. The program is run in partnership with the Case Foundation, the Mara Foundation, and the U.S. Department of State.
WVXA is designed to help established women-owned businesses expand beyond the borders of their own countries. These entrepreneurs will gain access to new regional markets, research, and insights into best practices. The entrepreneurs will be matched with mentors active in their industry in Nairobi through the Mara Foundation’s Mara Mentors program. The mentors will guide and introduce them to industry experts and the broader startup community. The entrepreneurs will be allowed to create their own schedules after an initial week of meetings and introductions. They will also have access to a local workspace or incubator for true immersion.
Program is only open to female entrepreneurs located in East Africa.
Entrepreneurs will arrive in Nairobi on November 14, 2015 and are required to stay at least until November 28, 2015. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to stay longer but must depart by December 12, 2015.
DEADLINE: October 23, 2015