Call for application: Women in Business Growth Lab incubation program.

Deadline: 30th December, 2020

Connect Lab, an African focused Innovation Lab has launched a female entrepreneurship development programme designed to reduce the inequalities and barriers affecting women in business by accelerating progress in gender equality through entrepreneurship development, linking and learning and access to finance.

The Women in Business Growth Lab is a 3-month programme for early-stage women-led start-ups in Nigeria, created to stimulate businesses into profitable & sustainable enterprises to accelerate the creation of jobs on the continent. The project is aimed at fostering gender equality and bridging the gap in the African tech ecosystem through impact investment for the attainment of Africa we want: Agenda 2063.


Through the Women in Business Growth Lab, Connect Lab will be supporting 40 female entrepreneurs covering four programme components;

  • The Co-creation and Value Proposition Bootcamp
  • Incubation Programme
  • Women in Business Deal Day
  • The Growth Mentorship Exchange.

To advance social sustainability and inclusion, we are calling for applications from female start-up founders in Nigeria for the Women in Business Growth Lab.


  • A female entrepreneur
  • Between the ages of 18 – 35 years
  • with an early stage start-up looking to grow your business  

Connect Lab is focused on developing the next generation of youth-led ventures and impact-driven social enterprises, supporting the development of the African innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem through entrepreneurship development, policy advocacy, and start-up investment. A subsidiary of Work and Connect, a hybrid model enterprise support organisation that holistically builds capacity and supports the growth of youth-led businesses, innovation-driven entrepreneurs, accelerating MSMEs and innovates for good.

NOTE: The Women in Business Growth Lab is a physical program that will take place in Abuja.


For more information, visit  the official webpage of Women in Growth Lab or email: [email protected].

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