HerVenture in South Africa
Our free business skills app HerVenture has supported over 2,000 women entrepreneurs in South Africa to grow their businesses.
HerVenture is one of the Foundation’s three flagship programmes. The business skills mobile learning app provides women entrepreneurs of micro and small enterprises with the knowledge and skills to successfully grow their businesses. It has reached more than 50,000 women to date, supporting over 2,000 women in South Africa alone.
The app offers 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.
HerVenture has been available in South Africa since June 2021, where it has supported thousands of women to strengthen and grow their businesses. The app’s continued success is made possible thanks to our funding partners DHL Express and The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, and in-country delivery partners GIBS EDA and SEDA. For more information about the history of the the app, please take a look at our HerVenture programme page.
What do HerVenture users in South Africa think of the app?
The lessons are concise and straight to the point.
What a great app where I can learn with no disruptions, easy to navigate & knowledge in my pocket.
The app has given me good advice on marketing my new business.
"I call it my survival kit! Some of us don’t really have access to a support system - I found mine in HerVenture."
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HerVenture: a business skills learning app
HerVenture is one of the Foundation's three flagship programmes, which also include Road to Growth and the Mentoring Women in Business programme. It provides women entrepreneurs of micro and small enterprises with the knowledge and skills to successfully grow their businesses. It has reached more than 50,000 women to date.