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UK-Nigeria Tech Hub partners with Future Females Business School to support 50 Nigerian female entrepreneurs to grow their tech-based businesses.
Applications are officially OPEN for the Future Females Business School, powFered by UK-Nigeria Tech Hub - a programme that will support 50 Nigerian female founders to increase the capacity of their enterprises to grow, scale, and become more sustainable.
The Future Females Business School Tech Programme is a three month virtual accelerator programme, equipping local female entrepreneurs with the entrepreneurial skills and best practices needed to start and grow successful and sustainable businesses, that utilise technology to not only generate wealth for themselves, but to have a positive impact in their community, and environment.
Future Females has previously partnered with the UK-South Africa Tech Hub, supporting nearly 200 female entrepreneurs to date, with participants seeing 88% increase in digital skills development, 95% uplift in confidence, and on average a 168% revenue increase in their businesses.
"We are excited to partner with the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub to extend this programme to the early-stage female entrepreneurs in Nigeria, to support our mission of empowering African female entrepreneurs to build world-class businesses, and stand proud and take up space on global digital & physical stages." states Lauren Dallas, Co-Founder of Future Females.
"This innovative programme aligns with our mission at the UK- Nigeria Tech Hub to support gender inclusive economic growth with a specific focus on empowering women with the skills and connections to overcome the existing digital gender gap. We are excited to work with the Future Females Team to bring it to Nigeria to support 50 female entrepreneurs" - Honey Ogundeyi, Country Director at the UK Nigeria Tech Hub
Who is this programme for?
This programme is for Nigerian female entrepreneurs with an early-stage business, who are ready to upskill and utilise technology to grow their business, gain valuable practical entrepreneurial skills, to scale their businesses and be guided to generate more profit and create impact.
What's included in the programme?
The Future Females Business School, powered by UK-Nigeria Tech Hub is a 3 month programme, made up of 10 modules that step entrepreneurs through the fundamental building blocks of starting and growing a business. Members will learn how to write an effective business plan, how to find and reach their ideal customers and how to use technology to build their online presence and scale. The programme also features guest experts - serial entrepreneurs, executives, coaches - who cover critical personal development topics such as how to overcome fear of failure, and how to uncover your true passion.
The programme is delivered online, and will have a virtual graduation event at the end, where completion certificates will be awarded, with all members invited to attend - to network, meet the team, and celebrate their achievements and their businesses!
Who is UK-Nigeria Tech Hub?
UK-Nigeria Tech Hub has been established as part of the UK's Digital Access
Programme (DAP), a UK Government Prosperity Fund initiative. The UK-Nigeria
Tech Hub aims to develop a stronger Nigerian digital ecosystem through the
development of skills, entrepreneurship and business partnerships.
Who is Future Females?
Females is a movement that exists to increase the number of and better support
the success of female entrepreneurs. Future Females has shown immense
growth since its conception in August 2017 in Cape Town, currently boasting a
presence in 36 locations world-wide, hosting regular events for their engaged
community of over 80,000 members, and offering the Future Females Business
School online training programme.
How to Apply?
Applications are open now for the Future Females Business School, powered by UK-Nigeria Tech Hub.
The application starts with simply completing a form and sharing information about the business you are building, with successful candidates being invited to a 1:1 consultation with a programme team member. This consultation will help you validate your business idea and direction, and ensure this programme is the best fit for you!
Applications are open until the 28th of October, with only 50 spots available in the three month pilot programme commencing on the 11th of November.