By tabythawanjiru GrowthAfrica is so excited to announce that SPRING a pioneering new business accelerator, is looking to partner with brave, smart and thoughtful entrepreneurs ; small to mid-sized businesses that have the potential to benefit the greatest force of change in the world: a girl. SPRING is designed to improve the lives of adolescent girls by supporting and growing businesses that offer products and services to meet their needs. Businesses should currently offer or have the potential to offer products and services that help girls keep safe, learn, earn, and save without harm and be ready to scale. What does the program offer? The program offers grant funding and financial planning, mentorships and peer-to-peer collaboration to help your business grow, starting with the most essential thing—funding. Up to 18 SPRING businesses will have access to variable grant funding of an average of USD $80,000 per business to support growth and scale. The five-year program kicks off in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda, and 18 businesses will be chosen as the first cohort. Who is a potential applicant? The program is seeking the best and the brightest entrepreneurs who are ready to scale their businesses and change the world for girls. Sound like you? Here more

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