In a bid to empower female entrepreneurs across Africa, the RevUp Women Initiative recently concluded its inaugural program by awarding $100,000 in grant funding to 10 deserving women. This initiative, dedicated to fostering gender equality and economic growth, aims to provide women with the necessary support to kickstart and expand their businesses.

A Platform for Growth and Empowerment

The RevUp Women Initiative, spearheaded by AfriLabs and Visa Foundation, offers mentorship, training, and access to resources to women entrepreneurs. By creating a conducive environment for female business owners to thrive, the initiative plays a crucial role in driving economic development on the continent.

The culmination of the RevUp Women Initiative was marked by a grand business showcase, where the top 10 finalists were honored for their exceptional entrepreneurial endeavors. This event served as a platform to recognize and celebrate the achievements of these trailblazing women.

Recognizing Excellence

At the heart of the business showcase was an awards ceremony, where the 10 finalists were announced as winners of the grant funding. Each recipient was awarded a grant of $10,000, providing them with the financial support needed to scale their ventures and bring their visions to life.

Meet the Winners

Among the esteemed winners were Baby Grubz and Queen Amina Medical Integration from Nigeria, Ecokud and Ziada from Kenya, WaziEats and V’s VitaLife from Cameroon, Mali Food and P.aktion from the DRC, and Ndiqala from South Africa. These entrepreneurs stood out for their innovative ideas, dedication, and commitment to making a positive impact in their communities.

A Strategic Decision for Inclusive Growth

Nanko Madu, director of programs at AfriLabs, emphasized the importance of investing in women as drivers of economic development. He highlighted that supporting female entrepreneurs is not only a moral imperative but also a strategic decision with far-reaching economic benefits. By harnessing the potential of women, societies can achieve inclusive growth and prosperity for all.