The Next Wave is a movement to support female entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Our goal is to strengthen female entrepreneurs by providing opportunities and resources specific to women who seek to pursue high growth entrepreneurship.
The group meets monthly and offers activities and events that are focused on developing entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial skills, and angel investment. These monthly activities include networking sessions, mentor mingles, pitch practice and development, and business pitch competitions. The goal of Next Wave is to form a network of innovation hubs and co-working spaces that will provide a structure to help increase the number of high growth women entrepreneurs and strengthen female-led businesses in emerging markets.
The Next Wave Africa pilot is taking place in Accra, Ghana. See our events page for our first pitch competition!! Our goals over the next six months are to successfully pilot in Ghana and begin building the infrastructure to scale our model to at least five other emerging markets. Our priority areas are Africa, Latin America, and India.
We are currently building partnerships that will help us promote high growth women’s entrepreneurship in emerging markets. The Next Wave is seeking:
· Mentors, Workshop Leaders, Donors, and Investors.
· Women and men who are willing to offer their time, skills, and/or funding to help build female high growth entrepreneurship in Africa and beyond.
· Partners to help provide opportunity for local entrepreneurs in the community. Potential partners include co-working spaces, accelerators, incubators, foundations, governments, and other organizations and individuals interested in building and strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging markets, especially those that encourage the participation of women.