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EWEA Seedstars Programs 2023 Application Portal


EWEA Seedstars Programs–Applications are open for Enhancing Women Entrepreneurship in Africa (EWEA) Program for Women SMEs and Community Enablers. For information on application directives and procedures read further.

About EWEA Seedstars Programs

The AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa) Initiative, Seedstars, and GrowthAfrica joined together to create the EWEA program.

The Project’s goal is to reduce gender inequality and to give all African women access to economic development.

The Project’s specific goals include enhancing the capability and sustainability of enablers supporting women-led small and medium-sized businesses (WSMEs), as well as expanding WSMEs’ access to capital, mentorship, and exposure.


Eligible Countries for EWEA Seedstars Programs

Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Angola, Mali, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Gambia, Namibia, Cape Verde, Mauritius and Nigeria.

Community enablers

Enabler beneficiaries are understood to be entrepreneur support organizations that are any of the following:

Groups that exclusively support WSMEs,

 Organizations that have a mix of women-dedicated and gender-agnostic activities,

Gender-agnostic ESOs that want to expand their capacity to support WSMEs.


WSME’s should apply if they are:

 Between Seed and Growth Stage

 Based in one of the above countries

Have at least one woman on the founding team

 Have a digital element in their product (example: Mobile application, Online Shop, SAAS product, etc.)

Benefit of the Program

Participating organizations will be given access to mentorship, workshops, and a capacity-building program through the Seedstars Online Academy.

How to Apply for EWEA Seedstars Programs

The application is done via the application Portal as interested applicant must adhere strictly to instruction and can click APPLY HERE to start the application process.

Application Dateline:

31 December, 2022

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