About the yher accelerator

We know women are vibrant and vital architects of society.
We know they are the best levers for change in our world.
We also know women entrepreneurs need to be championed.

We believe that women’s entrepreneurship is an integral part of an empowered society. Our mission is to contribute to a world where women entrepreneurs have quality and equal opportunities to build sustainable businesses. That’s why we run Accelerator Programs to support women-led ventures across Africa and the Pacific Islands.

About the program:

The yher Accelerator Program helps ventures to refine and validate their business model, move towards financial sustainability, and grow the impact that they are having in their community.

Ventures that complete the yher Accelerator Program expand their ability to increase revenue, create employment opportunities, secure further investment, and make a real difference in the communities they operate within. 

What it looks like:

The ventures we select begin by attending a live-in capacity building bootcamp where their business models are strengthened, they meet cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs, and they are equipped with the tools they need to grow.

After the bootcamp and after conducting a needs-assessment, our team of local experts provide ongoing accountability and business development sessions, strategic and operations coaching, masterclasses and webinars, access to catalytic grants, on-site business development sessions, and brokered linkages to mentors, customers, advisors, and other players within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Who we're looking for:

  • Ventures that have already launched and are currently operational. In most cases, participating ventures must be formally registered and proof of this status will be required (unless this is not applicable to where your business runs).
  • Ventures that are post-revenue and able to provide evidence of commercial transactions. 
  • Ventures that clearly recognise and desire the benefits and value of participating in the ygap program. ygap invests deeply in the ventures we support, and expect the same level of dedication and investment in participating in the ygap program.
  • Ventures that have a social or environmental focus. Through the operation of the business, ventures must be working toward  making their community, their city, or their country a better place. 
  • Ventures that are “local” to the issue they’re solving, intimately connected to their community, passionate and committed, and it for the long-haul.
  • Ventures that are led by a woman or have a woman Co-Founder. yher is about supporting an equal playing field for women-led ventures.


Click on one of the locations below to learn more and apply for the yher program in that region:

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