HerMeNow Accelerator program 2022 for Women-led Social Enterprise in Africa

Applications are now open for the HerMeNow Accelerator program 2022. The program is designed for women-led social enterprises focusing on building impactful solutions in culture, mindset, and education, this program is almost entirely remote and online and so accessible to companies across MENA + Africa (including MENA).

About HerMeNow Accelerator program 2022

The 2022 HerMeNow Accelerator is a short program that will bring training support to up to 30 women-led social enterprises in MENA & Africa in the sprint phase and technical, financial, and mentorship support to 10 women-led social enterprises in the accelerator phase.

The 2022 HerMeNow Accelerator is funded by the Stardust Concept ESG and Impact Division and was initiated by Natacha Fazal Karim, a woman entrepreneur who believes in women empowerment through social entrepreneurship. Social enterprises seek to generate profits while maximizing benefits to society and the environment. The Stardust Concept ESG and Impact Division’s mission is to create social and environmental impact by supporting women-led social enterprises worldwide.


The program is almost entirely remote/online and accessible to enterprises across geographies. The program also offers international exposure to the participants through online events, plus by inviting them to take part in an exciting social entrepreneurship festival in Tuscany, Italy, in November 2022 (funded and organized by the HerMeNow team and its partners).

Program Eligibility

Social Enterprises that are past the product/market fit stage and that:

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  • Already generate revenues or have considerable user and/or product traction
  • Are planning to expand their teams
  • Are economically viable in the long term
  • Are responsible, inclusive, and social enterprises
  • Are based in MENA + Africa (including Armenia)

Program Benefits

Selected Teams Get:

  • Funding to support an essential aspect of the business could improve growth and sustainability.
  • Each enterprise will get a 2,000$ grant to support the enterprise’s needs and potential impact.
  • Training, mentorship, and other support during the three-month accelerator program.
  • Lifetime access to Bloom’s resources and HerMeNow’s network of entrepreneurs, including mentors, investors, alumni, and staff
  • Demo day exposure and other investor connections

How to Apply for HerMeNow Accelerator program for Women-led Social Enterprise

Follow the steps below to apply.

1.  Fill out the Application Form
2. Sign up and attend our Open House digital events
3. Shortlisted businesses will 10 teams will be going through a selected for the two-week Accelerator Sprint
For more details, visit the official announcement website.


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