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coLABS 2018 Impact Investing Fund for Early-Stage Social Enterprises (USD $50,000 -$250,000 in seed investment)

coLABS seeks to invest in early-stage social enterprises with the potential to dramatically improve the lives of women and girls around the world. coLABS is a portfolio under Gray Matters Capital (GMC), a private operating foundation founded by Bob Pattillo that focuses on impact investments. GMC believes the best investment strategy is to bet on entrepreneurs and market-based solutions. Its mission is an education leading to a more purposeful life for 100 million women globally by 2036. Over the last 10 years, the Atlanta-based foundation has devoted $160 million to […]

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UNDP Africa & Accenture Launches Youth for Africa and SDGs (YAS) Portal

YAS! is a portal-platform for Africa’s young entrepreneurs. The portal-platform supports the development and growth of youth entrepreneurship in Africa by providing the following pillars of support: LEARN Learning to help entrepreneurs begin their journey by providing the answers on the key concepts relevant to enterprise development. ECOSYSTEM MAP An eco-system map so entrepreneurship stakeholders across the board – from corporates to entrepreneurs – can locate the different entrepreneurial eco-system service providers. CHALLENGES Challenges to award financing for youth to develop or scale and implement their innovations […]

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Apply for Innov8agric Challenge – Win $5000 and More at the MTFC Agric Challenge

The MTFC Agric Challenge is aimed at promoting innovative ideas and enterprises that focus on food production, agro processing, farmers’ education, soil protection, agri-technology, and any other service in the agriculture value chain. The program will guide farmers and agribusinesses around their way in the industry and open them up to opportunities in the regions yet untapped. We will do this through a combination of financial support, consulting, guidance and access to market. The challenge will hold in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria and the Grand Finale holding […]

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Yher Accelerator Program 2018 for Women Entrepreneurs ( Funding Available)

Applications are open for Yher accelerator program 2018. With the amazing successes of the program in Africa, a place where more women are pursuing entrepreneurship per capita than anywhere else in the world, The program is expanded to include women entrepreneurs from Bangladesh and the Pacific. Women running high-impact ventures aimed at improving the lives in these areas will be eligible to apply for Yher accelerator program 2018 and receive all the support and benefits that accompany it. Yher is organized by Ygap, an International Development not-for-profit with an innovative […]

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Apply for 2018 Seedstars Africa Startup Competition and Win up $1m

2018 Seedstars World, the largest startup competition for emerging markets, is back in Africa to scout for the top high growth startups and entrepreneurs and accelerate them on their path to global scaling. On this 2018 edition of the tour, we will visit over 20+ cities across Sub-Saharan Africa to hosting bootcamps and pitch competitions, Countries such as Mauritius and Zambia, amongst others, will host local competitions for the first time, enlarging the impact of Seedstars mission in the continent. The winner from each country is invited to […]

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Grant Funding for Entrepreneurs in Agri-business and Food & Nutrition Industry

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an international orgarnisation driven by the vision of a world without Malnutrition. It brings together alliances of Governments, business and civil society to find solutions to the problem of malnutrition. GAIN invites applications from eligible entrepreneurs to receive grants for its scaling up markets for Nutritious foods, Business Accelerator. GAIN is looking for your business ideas that bring diverse and nutritious foods to market and contribute towards the fight against malnutrition. Selected businesses will receive business planning, technical assistance […]

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Call for RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Applications

  The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a network of 85 Universities in 35 African countries is pleased to announce the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) whose overall purpose is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas among African youth. RUYAEC invites young (<35 years) African entrepreneurs and incubates to compete for 20 awards to show case their innovations, […]

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Apply for Vital Capital Fund to Grow Your Business

About Vital Capital Fund Vital Capital Fund is a $350 million private equity fund that invests in opportunities which simultaneously enhance the quality of life of communities in rapidly developing nations, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, while also delivering attractive financial returns for investors. Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth over the past decade has been extensively chronicled. A litany of reports, articles and studies tout the impressive developments enabled by a significantly more stable political and economic landscape and an increasingly successful conversion of natural resources into important national assets and critical infrastructure. […]

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Apply for the Google Impact Challenge Nigeria for Nonprofits and Social enterprises ($2 Million in grants and training from Google)

  The Google Impact Challenge Nigeria supports nonprofits and social enterprises with game-changing ideas to create economic opportunity in their communities. Organizations apply with their most innovative proposals. Finalists get access to Google.org funding, mentorship and resources. Eligible nonprofits and social enterprises are invited to apply by July 4. Your community. Your ideas to make it better. For the first time, the Google Impact Challenge is coming to Nigeria! The Challenge asks local innovators how they would make their community–and beyond–an even better place. The public and […]

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UNDP and World Bank SDGs and Her Grant for Women Entrepreneurs

  SDGs&Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) through their business operations. The objectives of the initiative are to: recognize women implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including women business owners of microenterprises; increase knowledge about the SDGs and their potential impacts on women among non-traditional audiences; and collaborate with private sector partners on all SDGs, but SDG5 in particular; to share best practices and innovative ideas. Eligibility: The competition is open to women who own and/or lead microenterprises (1-9 […]

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