Shecluded, the trailblasing organisation dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs, has announced the successful completion of its first cohort of the Route to Scale Accelerator Programme. The programme culminated with participants showcasing their business acumen by pitching to seven esteemed investors, mobilised by Shecluded.
Partly sponsored by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ ) and delivered in collaboration with the Implementing Partner GOPA, the Route to Scale Accelerator Programme was a resounding success.
Over 20 intensive days, including seven days at the new Shecluded Hub and 13 days conducted virtually, participants were immersed in a comprehensive curriculum designed to foster growth and innovation in their businesses.
“We are thrilled with the outstanding outcome of the Route to Scale Accelerator Program,” said Ifeoma Uddoh, the visionary CEO of Shecluded. “By partnering with GIZ and utilizing the ICSS Entrepreneurship Development Framework, we were able to create a transformative experience for our participants.”
The accelerator programme featured a team of dedicated trainers, facilitators, and coaches, including Belinda Nkechi Idinmachi, Chief Growth Officer at Shecluded, and the Programmes Director, who recently obtained certification as a business trainer. Alongside five other seasoned Business Development Experts, they provided invaluable guidance and mentorship to the participants throughout the programme.
Testimonials from the participants speak volumes about the programme’s impact.
Tega Gbadagiri, Founder of The Mobile Spa, expressed her gratitude, “I have attended many business training, but the Shecluded Route to Scale Accelerator remains the most practical, relatable, and helpful for my business.”
The immersive curriculum revolved around vital aspects of entrepreneurship and self-leadership, including Growth Strategies and Mapping, Innovation, Technology and Business Digitization, Human Resource Management, Organizational Culture, Performance and Productivity Management, Access to Market, and Investment Readiness. The comprehensive training empowered the participants to elevate their ventures to new heights.
The culminating event featured participants pitching their business ideas and strategies to a distinguished panel of seven investors, providing them with a unique opportunity to attract potential investments and propel their businesses further.
As Shecluded celebrates the successful completion of the Route to Scale Accelerator Programme, the organisation looks forward to continuing its mission of empowering women entrepreneurs and driving economic growth in the region.