Dark and Lovely x She Leads Africa Beauty Accelerator 2017

Dark and Lovely x She Leads Africa Beauty Accelerator 2017

Deadline: September 1, 2017

Applications are open for the Dark and Lovely x She Leads Africa Beauty Accelerator 2017. The Accelerator is a 10 week entrepreneurship development program to support early stage entrepreneurs who are building businesses in the beauty industry. Five entrepreneurs will participate in an intensive program which includes a boot camp in Johannesburg, South Africa and access to business coaches with experience in the skills entrepreneurs need to succeed.

Entrepreneurs in the program will focus on business strategy, growth marketing, finance and branding. If selected, you’ll receive intensive support from the SLA team, Dark and Lovely team and industry experts. The program will end with an opportunity to pitch your business to investors and stakeholders in the beauty industry for a chance to win cash to support your growth.

So if

  • You are looking to take your beauty business to the next level;
  • You want to improve your strategy and management skills;
  • You want to meet beauty industry stakeholders;
  • You are looking to connect with international investors and win $5000 to invest in your business;

The Dark and Lovely x She Leads Africa Beauty Accelerator is the opportunity for you.


SLA is looking for creative businesses all across the beauty industry such as:

  • Media: Platforms that make it easier for women to learn beauty techniques, discover new styles and connect with customers
  • Products: Physical products that enhance the beauty process
  • Technology: Software and services that support the beauty industry
  • Retail: Platforms that simplify the buying process for consumers
  • And many more


The Accelerator is open to:

  • Business based in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa;
  • Businesses must have at least one woman aged 18-35 as a founder or owner;
  • Business has been in operation for less than 3 years;
  • Business has received no more than $50,000 in external investment;
  • Business is within the beauty industry.


If you’re ready for an incredible business experience, then submit your application before September 1, 2017 at 11:59pm WAT.

For more information, visit Dark and Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator.