Empowering Local Entrepreneurs

A second cohort of female entrepreneurs completed the Centre’s Accelerate-Her 2.0 programme. Nineteen Guyanese women leaders from across several regions participated in this exciting opportunity to access business acceleration workshops and professional mentoring to grow their small businesses. 

Targeting local women owners, operators, and managers, Accelerate-Her 2.0 built the leadership and business skills of women entrepreneurs in Guyana to help them grow companies across a wide variety of industries. 

The Centre received over 130 applications and after a rigorous selection process, 35 women were shortlisted to begin Phase One of the Accelerate-Her 2.0 journey. 

Phase One featured a three-day Weekend Bootcamp with peer and mentor networking, a brainstorming for growth workshop, pitch development, and building business model canvases. 

In Phase Two, 19 candidates were selected from the larger group to continue their journey during a 12-week mentorship and entrepreneurship experience. Mentors from ExxonMobil Guyana, Baker Hughes, GTT, and other local companies offered their professional expertise and insight. 

Accelerate-Her 2.0 culminated in Demo Day, where the women entrepreneurs presented their business pitches and held a business showcase for leading members of the local business community, potential buyers, and partners.