Dark and Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator

The Dark and Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator is a 10 week entrepreneurship development program to support early stage entrepreneurs who are building innovative businesses in the beauty industry.


We’re looking for creative businesses all across the beauty industry such as:

  • Media: Platforms that make it easier for women to learn beauty techniques, discover new styles and connect with customers
  • Products: Physical products that enhance the beauty process
  • Technology: Software and services that support the beauty industry
  • Retail: Platforms that simplify the buying process for consumers
  • And many more…..


  • Business must be based in Côte d’IvoireGhanaKenyaNigeria or South Africa
  • Business with at least one female member on the founding team between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Business that has received less than $50,000 in funding
  • Business that is less than 3 years in operation
  • Business that has already begun operations and has a live product on the market
  • Entrepreneurs at the idea stage are not eligible to apply

Click here for the program terms and conditions.



Key Dates

  • Applications Open – Friday, 31 August, 2018
  • Applications Close –  Friday, 21 September, 2018 at 17:00 South African Time

Ready to grab this business grant opportunity for women in business Nigeria and Africa? Click here to apply.

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