Friday, September 12, 2014

Invitation To @SheLeadsAfrica's Showcase

Buy your tickets today for the She Leads Africa Entrepreneur Showcase on 20 September in Lagos 

She Leads Africa's Entrepreneur Showcase is a platform that introduces the continent's most promising female entrepreneurs to investors, accelerators, and mentors looking to invest in the next generation of African talent.
Looking for new and diverse entrepreneurs and ideas to invest in?
Want to learn how to build and grow your startup?
Curious about the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Lagos?

If you answered yes to any of these questions join us to learn how young entrepreneurs have scaled their businesses, what investors are looking for in new ideas, and be there to watch 10 entrepreneurs pitch their game changing ideas.

September 19th: Private networking event with finalists, judges, entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capital companies

September 20th: Entrepreneur showcase with young entrepreneurs panel, pitch competition, and cocktail reception


20 September at 2:00pm


Join 4 young entrepreneurs who have successfully taken their passions and turned into growing businesses that have raised investment and scaled to new markets.

More than 380 entrepreneurs from 27 countries applied for just 10 finalist spots and the chance to pitch their businesses in front of a panel of experienced entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financiers who understand what it takes to build a successful business in Africa.

  1. Afrocentric Bamboo Limited designs, develops, and markets bamboo bikes and frames and related products and services. 
  2. Banke Kuku Textiles designs African inspired luxury fabrics and accessories for the fashion, interiors and soft furnishings markets. 
  3. is an online retailing platform, dedicated to providing African consumers with access to fashion and lifestyle brands. 
  4. Lizzie's Creations develops mobile and web applications uniquely aimed at the development and education of women and children in Africa. 
  5. Loue 1 Voiture is the first online platform that enables you to reserve a car from big and small car hire companies in Morocco. 
  6. Mamalette is a website and information portal dedicated to the needs of Nigerian parents and parents to be. 
  7. MKP Fast Foods creates youth employment in SA by operating a low cost, scalable mobile kitchen for a growing chicken brand, Galito's. 
  8. Night Bus is a safe, cool way of getting around town at night. We enrich the party experience by bringing people closer to brands they love. 
  9. Rare Customs connects SME's to emerging African tourism and investment trends. 
  10. Thandos provides a platform that empowers aspiring African artists to design women's fashion footwear that is comfortable, convenient and affordable. 

Judges Panel:

Cash prize of 10,000 USD for first place, 5,000 USD for second place, 1,000 USD for third place
2 meetings with legal advisor from a premier law firm to discuss incorporation, corporate structures and copyrights
Meeting with 2 executive directors of a leading merchant bank to discuss business plans and fundraising
Consultation on brand development with Etisalat in-house marketing team
Year long subscription to full suite of Google Apps for Business tools
6 month communications and media strategy from Africapractice, a leading strategy firm
6 month access to Capital Square co-working space
Free business line for one year (including voice and data)
Interviews with major media outlets
Access to prominent venture capitalists, angel investors and other leading professionals to serve as mentors and sponsors

There are two types of tickets available:
General Admission: N5,250

- Access to the Young Entrepreneurs Panel, Entrepreneur Showcase and Cocktail Reception on Saturday 20 September

VIP: N10,500

- Access to the private networking event with the judges, finalists, angel investors, and venture capital funds on Friday 19 September

- Access to the Young Entrepreneurs Panel, Entrepreneur Showcase and Cocktail Reception on Saturday 20 September

The event is being supported by a number of organisations most prominently Huawei, GTBank and Laurent Perrier. Tickets can be purchased online at or requested by emailing

Purchasing a VIP ticket automatically enters you into the SLA raffle. 10 VIP ticket holders will win a free ride in a luxury car to both events courtesy of Afrocabs, our official ride partner. Winners will also receive a free outfit from Eve & Tribe.

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