On April 25, 2018, the Hub in collaboration with New Faces New Voices, a Pan-African advocacy group dedicated to expanding the role and influence of women in the financial sector, will host a one-day Pitch-Ready Training Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The event aims to increase female entrepreneurs and business leaders’ access to finance by providing participants with information on how to improve their businesses’ investment readiness and successfully pitch to investors.
Access to finance is a major constraint for most small and medium-sized enterprises in the East Africa region and women-owned businesses lag behind their male counterparts. This can partially be attributed to low awareness among the investment community of high-potential and robust female-owned and/or led businesses that are investment ready. Additionally, many promising female entrepreneurs lack opportunities to engage with the investor community, especially those focused on investing in female owned and/or led businesses.
Following the workshop, ten shortlisted entrepreneurs will be invited to pitch their businesses at a showcase event on May 23 to judges, gender lens investors, service providers, accelerators and other invited participants. The panel of judges will select the top three entrepreneurs. The event will also facilitate interactions among investors and other stakeholders with the female entrepreneurs so that they can discuss possible investment and business engagements and increase investment in women-led businesses.
Interested in the training apply here