HerMeNow Accelerator Program

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Join the HerMeNow Accelerator program to grow your social enterprise and increase your impact. 

Designed for women-led social enterprises focusing on building impactful solutions in culture, mindset, and education, this program is almost entirely remote and online, and so accessible to companies across MENA + Africa (including MENA).

We will help grow your business through a three-month program driven by Bloom’s project-based learning methodology and world-class support.

WHO

Stardust Concept ESG and Impact Division

The Stardust Concept ESG and Impact Division was initiated by Natacha Fazal Karim, a woman entrepreneur who believes in women empowerment through social entrepreneurship. Social enterprises seek to generate profits while maximizing benefits to society and the environment. The Stardust Concept ESG and Impact Division’s mission is to create social and environmental impact by supporting women-led social enterprises in the world.

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Bloom has been supporting entrepreneurship programs in the EuroMENA region for over 14 years, and online and hybrid online+offline programs for 6 years, continually innovating our methods and tools to improve the learning experience for the participants, the growth of the enterprises, and our collective impact on our communities.

WHAT

We’re excited to collaborate with the Stardust Concept ESG and Impact Division on this effort to expand entrepreneurship opportunities, education, and momentum, especially in the communities that need it most. 

The HerMeNow Accelerator will support 10 women-led social enterprises from across the MENA+Africa region.

Eligibility: 

Social Enterprises that are past the product/market fit stage and that:

  • Already generate revenues or have considerable user and/or product traction
  • Are planning to expand their teams
  • Are economically viable in the long term
  • Are responsible, inclusive, and social enterprises
  • Are based in MENA + Africa (including Armenia)

Selected Teams Get:

  • Funding to support an essential aspect of the business could improve growth and sustainability. Each enterprise will get a max of 10,000$ depending on the need. It will be disbursed according to these enterprises’ needs and potential impact based on the submitted work plans and budgets. 
  • Training, mentorship, and other support during the three-month accelerator program 
  • Lifetime access to Bloom’s resources and HerMeNow’s network of entrepreneurs including mentors, investors, alumni, and staff
  • Demo day exposure and other investor connections