Launched in March 2021, ShEquity Business Accelerator (SHEBA) was created to address the existing gender funding gap by de-risking African female-led businesses, getting them fit for investment and equipping the founders with the skills set needed to grow and scale their businesses.
The Accelerator provides venture building and technical support to African female entrepreneurs with impactful and scalable businesses in agribusiness (agritech, production, processing, wholesale & retailing, any other agribusiness value chain aspects), healthcare, tech enabled solutions (fintech, clean-tech, etc.), renewable energies, mobility and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs).
SHEBA is the bridge for female founder to access capital: after the acceleration program, qualifying businesses are recommended to the ShEquity team for investment consideration. The typical ShEquity seed investment ranges between US$50K to 250K. In addition, SHEBA offers demo days where other investors have opportunities to access impactful and scalable female-led businesses.