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Join us and bridge the gap for African women-led enterprises
According to data from the AfriLabs – Briter Bridges Innovation Ecosystem Report and AfriLabs Needs Assessment report, women-led businesses in Africa continue to face unique challenges that see them perform poorly compared to men-led enterprises, even though they are the majority.
RevUp Women is an enterprise development initiative for early-stage women-led African startups and SMEs. It is designed to accelerate female-led businesses into profitable & sustainable ventures that can stimulate the creation of jobs on the continent. At the end of the pilot stage, 10 women will be funded with 10,000 dollars each through the Catalytic Africa matching fund to grow their businesses. The initiative is funded by The Visa Foundation and aligns with AfriLabs’ inclusion strategy.
Sensitise and mobilise stakeholders to create equal growth opportunities for women-led startups and SMEs through RevUP Women Initiative, leading to inclusive economic growth.
More funding opportunities for women-led startups and SMEs on the continent.
A profound increase in investable and scalable women-led startups and SMEs in Africa.
More jobs are created by African women-led startups and SMEs.
Projected Impact Numbers by 2024
(After The Pilot Phase)
Women-led enterprises across
5 African countries are enabled
via training, mentoring and
Women mentoring networks
(1 per country) that will provide
strong mentorship and
peer-to-peer support amongst
female entrepreneurs in Africa
To 10 women-led enterprises in
Africa through Catalytic Africa.
Jobs will be created in the
countries where the initiative is
Projected Impact Numbers by 2026
Women-led enterprises across all African countries are enabled via training, mentoring and capacity-building sessions.
Women mentoring networks each in 10 African countries will provide strong mentorship and peer-to-peer support amongst female entrepreneurs in Africa.
$100m worth of investment unlocked through investors
At least 152,000 jobs will be created by women in the countries where the project is implemented.
A total of $10,000,000 worth of funding to 1000 women-led enterprises in Africa through Catalytic Africa.
Here’s How You Can Support Us
- Fund additional grants through Catalytic Africa.
- Fund additional countries/cities to implement the programme.
- Fund the next cohort of the programme.
- Partner with AfriLabs to provide technical support to the participants (Mentoring, coaching, digital tools).
- Provide visibility for the programme through communication channels.
- Find other areas of synergy with the programme