Access Up To $3m In 2019 Nzinga Scale-Up Bootcamp

Applicatons for Alitheia IDF’s 2019 Nzinga Scale-Up Bootcamp is currently ongoing for SMEs (Small and Medium Scale Enterprises).


Alitheia IDF is a private equity fund manager in Africa with a strategy to fund female founders and co-founders of innovative and scalable businesses in relevant industries.

The Nzinga Scale-Up Bootcamp is designed for SMEs with gender-diverse teams to be provided with the technical capacity and funding needed to scale and expand their businesses.

The Bootcamp which will run for six weeks, involves online and in-person collaborative workshops that address key success factors like corporate governance, leadership and effective management.

The programme also seeks to provide access of up to $3 million in investment and other resources required to enable scaling for SMEs.

Participants that successfully complete the six-week bootcamp will be eligible for and may receive up to $3 million in fund investment.


To be eligible for the Nzinga Scale-Up Bootcamp, your company must:

  • Be operating in Ghana, Lesotho, Zambia, South Africa, Nigeria, or Zimbabwe
  • Have significant participation of women as entrepreneurs, producers, distributors, managers, or consumers
  • Have been operating with an outstanding performance record of at least two years
  • Be generating a consistent and growing revenue
  • Open to applications from all sectors but has a particular interest in agribusiness, consumer goods, education, health, and financial services.


To apply for the 2019 Nzinga Scale-Up Bootcamp, visit

Application ends on August 4, 2019, and interviews come after applications whereby qualified applicants will be invited to join the bootcamp.