Our award winning mobile business skills app, reaching more than 50,000 women so far.
What is HerVenture?
Fun and flexible, HerVenture fits learning into women’s busy lives. Our award-winning app offers women entrepreneurs essential business training and support on the go. It features nine learning tracks on a range of topics, including launching a business, accessing finance, expanding market access and e-commerce.
The app generates a personalised learning journey for each entrepreneur based on their individual business needs. Learning content is provided in bite-sized, easily digestible formats such as swipe-able cards and quizzes, and can be used offline. Users can find and connect with each other, as well as learn about local business events.
HerVenture is highly scalable and can be adapted to any geography or language. It is currently available for free on iOS and Android in Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and Guyana, with plans to expand further.
50,000 women have grown their businesses through HerVenture
94% of HerVenture users apply their new learnings to their business
76% of users in Vietnam increased in their number of clients
Watch our video about the impact of HerVenture in Kenya:
HerVenture has supported thousands of women entrepreneurs in Kenya, with the app first made available in the country in 2020.
Meet some of the women who've built skills and grown their businesses with HerVenture...
Atinuke is the Founder of Sterlage Events in Nigeria. She is one of the 22,500 Nigerian women entrepreneurs to have participated in our Road to Growth programme, which from 2019-2020 supported her to develop the necessary skills and connections to ensure her business survived the devastating impact of COVID-19.
In 2020, as the global pandemic hit, we brought our flagship business skills training app HerVenture to women entrepreneurs in Kenya, thanks to support from our partner DHL Express. Wangari is one of the 1,100 Kenyan women who took the opportunity to make use of the app and strengthen her business against COVID-19’s impacts.
Chau is one of the tens of thousands of women entrepreneurs to have used the HerVenture app in Vietnam. In 2020, the app supported her to learn more about accessing capital and financial management.
A history of HerVenture
September 2021: HerVenture made available in Guyana!
The app aims to reach at least 3000 women entrepreneurs in Guyana.
September 2021: HerVenture wins Digital Innovation of the Year Award
The app wins at the UK's prestigious Third Sector Awards.
August 2021: New 'Business Resilience' learning track added to the app
The app's ninth learning track, available in South Africa, delves into essential topics like understanding personal and business resilience, diagnosing and dealing with the impact of crises, and designing strategies to deal with future crises.
June 2021: HerVenture launches in South Africa!
The app aims reach around 1,600 users.
September 2020: HerVenture wins the Empowerment of Women Gold Award
The award was won at the 2020 Global CSR Awards in Vietnam, in conjunction with our partner Qualcomm.
July 2020: HerVenture available in Kenya!
In it's first year, the app aimed to be used by 1000 Kenyan women entrepreneurs.
January 2019: HerVenture is launched in Nigeria!
In this first year, HerVenture supports over 11,000 Nigerian women entrepreneurs. The app continues to support many tens of thousands of women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to this day.
November 2018: HerVenture app is launched in Indonesia!
From 2018-2019, HerVenture was delivered in Indonesia in collaboration with our local delivery partner ASPPUK, reaching over 1,400 women entrepreneurs. From 2020-2021, HerVenture remained in Indonesia as part of the WEAVE initiative.
May 2018: HerVenture is launched in Vietnam!
From 2018-2020, HerVenture was used by nearly 10,800 women entrepreneurs as part of the DevelopHer initiative. From 2020-2021, HerVenture remained in Vietnam and as part of the WEAVE initiative. From July 2021 onwards, HerVenture will reamin available in Vietnam as part of the DevelopHer initiative.