3 apps to tighten your entrepreneurial game.

Whether you have been an entrepreneur for a while or you are just starting,  these apps will help you become better at what you do. 1.  Skype: We are in the 21st century and you can have a virtual team operating from different parts of the world and communicating through the web.  Skype makes that possible.  With options for audio and multiple video meetings, you can run an international business.Alternatives : go to meeting,  free conference …

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Member spotlight : Janet Alalade-Daisy Jane cakes n more

Please introduce yourself  My name is Janet Alalade, the CEO of Daisy Jane cakes n more.  What prompted you to become an entrepreneur?   My passion did. I don’t like idleness and wanted to keep my hands busy (having multiple streams of income). Also I wanted to be an employer of labour, giving back to my society and impacting lives. And as to the Event sector, I wanted to stand out by rendering quality event services …

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MASTERCARD START PATH GLOBAL

Application deadline,  August 1st. We partner with startups from around the world to help scale their businesses. The program enables companies to gain access to MasterCard’s global ecosystem and to break new markets through relationships with MasterCard and our customers. Some key features include: 6 month virtual program (take part from your home location) 2 immersion weeks at different cities No upfront equity in exchange for participation HOW IT WORKS A hybrid model designed to …

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This will help your  startup start smart. 

I came across this wonderful handbook on one of my quests for knowledge about entrepreneurship (I think I’m obsessed with knowledge and empowering women) and since it’s a free to download handbook,  I’d like to share it with you all. It’s called  Startup smart by Deirdre sartorelli. The first page here gives you an idea of what to expect in the handbook.  You can search online for it and download it for free.  Or  Click …

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IDEAS for Us Solutions Fund

Application Is Open Until August 10th 2017 at 1PM EDT The IDEAS for Us Solutions Fund is a micro-granting entity which offers funding for hyper-local, high impact solutions in communities worldwide. The amounts awarded to each project can be any amount up to $1000.00 and the impact of the project must be tracked and measurable. The Solutions Fund committee is more likely to fund projects which: Can be completed with the amount of money awarded with …

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SLH Live instagram class with Derin Fagbure

Have you joined our community?   If you are just starting or you have already started your business,  you will find the tips shared in our live instagram class with Derin Fagbure of In black and white useful. She is a Corporate lawyer with interest in corporate governance. She is a graduate of Igbinedion University and has a Master’s degree in Corporate Law from University College London. She is a member of the African Society of Crowdfunding. …

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Fire Africa grant 2017 

The FIRE Africa Grants will provide two Grants of of $10,000 Google grant and $12,500 grant each for two existing successful projects to scale up activities and move to the next level of their cycle. This Grant is for scale up projects that will be implemented within the next 12 months. Projects that have benefited from previous FIRE Grants or Awards are encouraged to apply. Selected projects will benefit from a series of institutional strengthening and capacity building …

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3 tips for female entrepreneurs by Latasha Ngwube @Latashalagos 

 Latasha Ngwube is an entrepreneur and media girl who has worked with Thisday style, Vanguard Allure magazine. She is a fashion mogul, stylist,  writer, CEO of About that curvy life and also the host of the show “Hot topics with latasha” which airs on LindaIkeji TV. I asked Latasha to share 3 tips for female entrepreneurs in Nigeria with me and this is what she had to say:  (I) know your business/products/craft like the back of your hands. …

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Aspiring ladies entrepreneurship program 

The need for this initiative was from the latest unemployment rating, released by the National Bureau of Statistics for the fourth quarter of 2016. The rating shows that 16.3 per cent of women in the labour force were unemployed as compared to 12.3 per cent of males. This is also from an informed fact that women are talented and many have learnt several skills, such as, event management, fashion designing, catering etc. These skills can …

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The Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship

Application Period:  22 June – 7 August 2017 The Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship aim to recognize some of the continent’s most innovative and impactful entrepreneurs. Over the past 8 years, AAE has attracted over 7000 applications from industries and sectors ranging from education. health, transport, energy among others. Applications for nominations to The Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship (AAE) are now open. The awards aim to recognize Africa’s most talented entrepreneurs across 4 categories:     Best Growing …

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Network marketing class with Lynda Iheanachor 

Lynda is a network marketing professional whose success story has a lot to do with Social media.  She was graceful enough to share some of the tips that made her rise easy in a live instagram class on Shelearnshere handle.   Here are some of the tips she shared.  1. Be yourself : Whether you are in a network marketing business or not,  it’s important to be yourself when promoting your business.  Don’t try to be who …

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Vital voices grow fellowship 2018

What is the VV GROW Fellowship? The VV GROW Fellowship is a highly competitive one-year accelerator program for women owners of small and medium businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their businesses and increase their leadership impact. Through global and regional online and in-person interventions, fellows focus on …

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Fate foundation agri-business accelerator 

Hurry this closes tomorrow! ABOUT THE PROGRAMME ScaleUp Lab by FATE Foundation is a unique Accelerator Programme aimed at providing targeted support to early-stage high-potential and growth-driven ventures within the growth sectors of the Nigerian economy namely; Agribusiness, Creatives, Health and Education. The objectives of the ScaleUp Lab are: Identify early stage high potential startup entrepreneurs within the target growth sectors (Agribusiness, Creatives, Health and Education) and position them for growth. Improve success rate outcomes of …

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Poize insider startup bootcamp

Thanks to a generous grant  Poize insider will be launching a virtual summer startup Bootcamp with all classes taking place live over the course of 10 evenings. The first 10 applicants will save N200,000 and pay only N50,000 for the entire program. With instructors from Canada, the U.K., the USA, and Nigeria this is one Bootcamp you simply can’t afford to miss. First 10 pay N50,000 only. Everyone else pays N250,000. 30 hours of class …

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Get more from Social media

The social media landscape is so competitive these days. There’s so much to do and to learn, it actually can get overwhelming for a female entrepreneur who has other responsibilities.  It’s best to maximise whatever time and resources you have allocated to boosting your business online.   You might want to answer this question: What do you hope to achieve with your online presence? Take a look at your profile now. Will what you are …

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WSA young innovators award

youth taking action on the SDG’s | strictly for people under 30   The WSA Young Innovators call is elidgible for projects that: Are deveolped by young innovators under the age of 30 Offer digital solutions to any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals Deliver content rich digital solutions to the user including individuals, businesses and organisations have a strong digital component: websites,apps, sms based solutions, IoT, wearables etc. are market ready or already launched …

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peer to peer investment clubs

Creating a peer to peer Investment club

It has been discovered that three of the most pressing needs for female entrepreneurs in Nigeria are Funding |  Technology know how | Marketing . At She learns here, we are poised to help tackle these issues through regular information about funding opportunities, entrepreneur spotlight and news, as well as  business and technology training and support. One of the ways funding Issues can be tackled by female entrepreneurs in Nigeria is by creating peer to …

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Startpreneurs Nigeria accelerator program

The aim of the program is to Invest in and accelerate innovative Nigerian ideas. Startpreneurs is a Nigerian accelerator and seed fund ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas.  This year, Startpreneurs’ core focus is on businesses that are utilising emerging and frontier technologies to help Nigeria bridge the technology divide She faces as a fast developing nation. These technologies include Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Space and Satellite Technologies, Virtual Reality(VR), Augmented Reality(AR), Big …

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Africa 2017 photo competition.

Are you a photopreneur or an aspiring photographer? This might interest you.  “​The story of today’s Africa – young, growing, urbanizing, and tech-savvy – needs to be told. As a company committed to supporting local capacity in Africa, Agility wants to capture the hope, aspirations and confidence of a new generation of Africans and the continent that they are rapidly reshaping. We are looking for images that will open the eyes of the world to …

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WIA ENTREPRENEURS HUB

WIA CLUB PHILANTROPY is a non-profit structure aiming at supporting and funding businesses led or managed by African women, through two main projects : the Women in Africa Entrepreneurs Hub and the Women in Africa Revelations Night. WIA ENTREPRENEURS HUB The Entrepreneurs’ Hub is an exhibition space dedicated to women entrepreneurs during the WIA Club Annual Meeting/Regional meetings. It provides 15 to 20 women entrepreneurs with great visibility and access to high-level decision-makers and investors’ …

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WHY HER accelerator program for African female entrepreneurs 

​ We believe the Future is African and Female. We know women are vibrant and vital architects of society.  We know women are the best levers for change in our world.  We also know female entrepreneurs need to be championed. More women are pursuing entrepreneurship in Africa per capita than anywhere else in the world. For this reason, Spark* is conducting a continent-wide search to bring together an unrivalled group of 15 African Female Founders …

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boi mobile app

Low interest loans and matching funds made easy.

Did you know that the Bank of Industry (BOI) of Nigeria has a mobile app? The mandate of BOI is Providing financial assistance for the establishment of large, medium and small projects as well as the expansion, diversification and modernisation of existing enterprises; and rehabilitation of existing ones. So If you are not following their activities yet as an entrepreneur, I advise you should start now. So here’s what they have to say about the app. …

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Win investment for your start-up at Pitch AgriHack West Africa!

Pitch AgriHack West Africa

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN), Agribusiness TV and innovation spaces including Orange Fab Côte d’Ivoire, Wennovation Hub (Nigeria), EcoHub (Togo), Etrilabs (Benin), Suguba  (Mali), CTIC Dakar (Senegal), is launching the Pitch AgriHack West Africa 2017, in the framework of its AgriHack Talent Programme. This edition follows the successful organisation of the pilot edition Pitch AgriHack 2016. Pitch AgriHack West Africa 2017 is open for young ICT start-ups from the …

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Queens young leaders

The Queen’s young leaders awards scheme

THE QUEEN’S YOUNG LEADERS AWARDS SCHEME We’re looking to award exceptional young people who’ve proved themselves to be inspiring leaders in their communities. Many of whom will have overcome challenges in their lives to do so. This unique, life-changing Award is comprised of a tailored package of training and mentoring. Winners will also receive a one-week residential programme in the UK, during which they will receive their Award from Her Majesty The Queen. With this …

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techcrunch battlefield Africa

Techcrunch battlefield Africa 2017

ABOUT TechCrunch is hosting its first startup competition in Sub-Saharan Africa. We’ve wanted to bring TechCrunch to Africa for a long time, and now thanks to our sponsor Facebook, we will bring the Startup Battlefield competition, to Nairobi on October 11 this year. We’re looking for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs to participate in TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017. Startups can apply to three categories: social good, productivity and utility, gaming and entertainment. …

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leap africa sip 2017

Leap Africa’s social innovators program SIP, 2017

About the Social Innovators Programme and Awards (SIPA) LEAP Africa and Union Bank has partnered to develop the SIP 2017 to strengthen and advance youth-led change initiatives and entrepreneurship in Nigeria through training and collaborative partnerships that enhance the sustainability and overall impact of these change initiatives. LEAP’s Social Innovators Programme (SIP) supports creative young Nigerians (Ages 18 – 35) with ideas and initiatives that proffer effective solutions to identified challenges in local communities across …

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accenture healthtech challenge

Accenture healthtech innovation challenge

The Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge. Bringing together startups, life sciences and healthcare companies to tackle the world’s biggest health issues. The Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge is in full swing to recognize early stage start-up businesses that can play a major role in improving the way people around the world manage their health and associated costs. Entry criteria: The application process is open to all companies, regardless of size, provided you meet the following criteria: • …

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Training and supporting business women

She Learns Here

FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN NIGERIA “We educate women because it is smart. We educate women because it changes the world.” DREW FAUSTPresident, Havard University JOIN US IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WORK WITH US We can work with you to  : Develop a sales and marketing strategy for your business, products or services. Provide branding services which includes brand colors, logo, identity and language. Start a tech enabled business or stream of income by discovering and packaging your …

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Never stop learning

Never stop learning

  We should never stop learning even though as women, we have a lot of people and activities fighting for our attention and time, this may discourage us from deliberate learning. It is very easy for us to get to a point where we feel so overwhelmed with everything around us.  Many of us are wives,  mothers,  daughters,  sisters,  friends as well as entrepreneurs and all these roles require our focus and attention. But in …

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