African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator

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African female entrepreneurs have been invited to apply for the Y-HER Accelerator Programme, with offers mentorship and a total of US$50,000 in prize funding.

The Y-HER programme, which will take place in Johannesburg in November, is run by Spark and bills itself as an opportunity for passionate female impact entrepreneurs with early-stage startups.

A total of 15 successful applicants will be connected with a network of mentors from across the world throughout the accelerator week, offering a wealth of entrepreneurship experience to help with building a strategy for impact and growth.

The Y-HER accelerator will also offer female entrepreneurs the chance to network with investors, mentors and supporters, and pitch their venture as the week comes to a close at an exclusive, invite-only high-tea event.

A total of US$50,000 in prize funding is available for the winners, who will be chosen by peer review and audience votes, while startups also stand the chance to qualify for growth support, including ongoing tailored support and grant or investment funding of between US$10,000 and US$50,000.

Applications are open here until September 22.

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