Firm Launches Business Growth Lab for Women 

Women in Business Growth Lab

By Adedapo Adesanya

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.

According to the initiative, this will be done 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 and the Growth Mentorship Exchange.

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

The consideration is for female entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 – 35 years with an early stage start-up looking to grow your business?

The deadline for the application is 11:59 pm on Monday, November 30 and interested candidates can apply via

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.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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