women entrepreneurs

The AWP Network to Support Women Entrepreneurs Through its Vendor Program in collaboration with Shoprite Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria – The African Women Power (AWP) Network has launched a vendor program in collaboration with Shoprite Nigeria to help increase the number of women entrepreneurs who supply to Shoprite.  The AWP Network Vendor program is a capacity building program for local vendors seeking professional guidance regarding best practices and guidelines to become vendor suppliers. …

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Wimbart Launches Office Hours to support the strategic growth of African Businesses

Wimbart, the Public Relations agency specialising in Africa & emerging markets, has launched the second edition of its Office Hours Program, that equips early stage technology startups with the PR and communications tools needed to help scale their businesses. In partnership with Pan-African early stage fund Ventures Platform, and leading media platform Techpoint Africa, the …

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Apply: Green Energy Startup Incubator for African Women Entrepreneurs

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has launched a new initiative “Enterprise Development for Women-Owned Ventures in Green Energy” and is pleased to announce the call for applications for a Startup Incubator in Malawi and Nigeria. The 12-month program is funded by the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) and will support 70 women involved …

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Apply: Canon Female Photojournalist Grant

Canon is proud to announce it will partner with Visa pour l’Image, one of the world’s leading photojournalism festivals. Taking place in Perpignan, France, between August 29 to September 13, 2020, this long-standing partnership highlights Canon’s commitment to photojournalism, from students learning the craft to professionals breaking boundaries. This prestigious festival brings together the world’s …

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Generation Africa launches US$100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize

The $100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition aims to inspire young people throughout the African continent to launch and grow innovative or technology-driven businesses in the agrifood sector, from “seed to fork” and beyond. The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition will acknowledge two innovative ventures, one led by a man and one led by a woman who …

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Empower Invest fund, EmNEW to invest in small and medium-scale renewable energy projects in Africa, with a focus on solar power, hybrid, and hydro technologies

 The African Development Bank managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, has approved a $760,000 grant to Empower New Energy AS (EmNEW), to develop at least eight (8) small renewable energy projects with capacity ranging from1-10 MW, towards bankability and construction.  The grant will support a broad range of project preparation and development activities, including technical …

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Apply: International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Sport Media Awards

The Awards are a true festival for the best sport storytellers across all media platforms, from photography to video, from print to digital, from podcasts to sports blogs. For the past edition, we have received submissions from 125 countries, a clear indication of the international spirit and core value of the AIPS Sport Media Awards. …

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Yasmina Edwards and Freda Isingoma Launch The Village Femme

The Village Femme aims to create an engaging, inspirational, supportive and informative safe space for a network of women across the globe who are influencing change across industries and borders. At Village Femme, we believe that education stretches beyond the four walls and hallowed halls of educational institutions. Education is also about sharing knowledge, providing …

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Entrepreneur to host free training for bartenders

Chiyem Wendy Abah is founder of Bar Venture (BV) Elixirs, a Lagos-based mobile bar company delivering an exotic variety of cocktails, smoothies, milkshakes, fresh juices, tea and coffee. The company produces eco-friendly paper straw manufacturing and provides bar & beverage consultations. Abah also founded the Lagos Margarita Festival. The FREE workshop will allow participants to …

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Carbon establishes $100,000 fund to address the lack of funding for African Entrepreneurs

Carbon’s Disrupt fund will invest up to $10,000 per startup (for 5 percent equity) and give access to Carbon’s API, allowing investees to leverage Carbon’s growing customer base and innovative technology platform, to get to market faster. Acknowledging that its success is dependent on the growth of the tech ecosystem, Carbon expects the initiative to …

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