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The Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme (AEP), 2021

The Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme (AEP) was birthed to equip aspiring women entrepreneurs with the Competence, Confidence and Connections to build a strong foundation for their businesses. Participants receive practical knowledge and guidance on how move from idea to startup using a framework that will improve long-term sustainability and profitability of their businesses

The Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme (AEP) seeks for Women who are:

  • Citizens of any African country
  • Career professionals or students who want to transition to becoming Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurs that need a framework to evaluate opportunities, manage startup, and finance new ventures.
  • Entrepreneurs that want to revisit their business models to enable them become profitable and sustainable

The 2021 AEP Program will be in two Phases

Phase 1:

This will run from March – May 2021 and will empower selected participants with a comprehensive training adapted from a curriculum designed by an International Organisation and deployed successfully in over 100 countries. Sessions will be facilitated by experienced African entrepreneurs and faculty members of leading Business Schools. Mentors will work with participants helping them to navigate the business landscape with less challenges

Phase 2

This will run from June – August 2021 and will further develop the competencies of the most promising 50 entrepreneurs from phase 1 with practical one-on-one business coaching from experienced entrepreneurs to help them launch and grow their businesses successfully. These 50 entrepreneurs have an opportunity to pitch for start-off grants and other funding.

January 12, 2021: Application Portal Opens

February 12, 2021: Application Portal Closes

February 24, 2021: Notification email to successful applicants

March 1, 2021: Onboarding of successful applicants

For more information and to apply, visit AEP 2021

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