Join the 2nd cycle of the HerMeNow Accelerator program to grow your social enterprise and increase your impact.

Designed for women-led social enterprises focusing on building impactful solutions in green entrepreneurship, this program is almost entirely remote and online and so accessible to companies across MENA + Africa (including Armenia).

We will help grow your business through a six-month program driven by Bloom’s project-based learning methodology and world-class support.

Keep scrolling to get all the details from the first 2022 cycle and relevant links, and stay tuned as we launch the second 2023 cycle!

Support for your business

We’re excited to collaborate with the Stardust Concept ESG and Impact Division on this effort to expand entrepreneurship opportunities, education, and momentum, especially in the communities that need it most.

The HerMeNow Accelerator will support 10 women-led social enterprises across the MENA+Africa region.


Already generates revenues or has considerable user and/or product traction
Is economically viable in the long term
Is responsible, inclusive, and social
Is solving a green challenge - a business whose core business model addresses an environmental issue
Is based in MENA or AfricaEligible countries (in alphabetical order): Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
HerMeNow Cycle 1

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How it works

Fill out the application form
Open House
Sign up and attend our open house digital events
30 shortlisted businesses will go through a ten-week BootCamp.
10 teams will be selected for the Accelerator

The 40 shortlisted teams for the bootcamp phase will get:

Training, mentorship, and other support during the bootcamp phase
Lifetime access to Bloom’s resources and HerMeNow’s network of entrepreneurs, including mentors, investors, alumni, and staff

The 10 shortlisted teams for the accelerator phase will get:

A 2,000$ grant (fresh funds) to support the enterprise’s needs and potential impact
Training, mentorship, and other support during the three-month accelerator phase
Demo day exposure and other investor connections
HMN Retreat

Open House Events

We are organizing two Open House virtual talks. They are designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the program, allowing you to ask any questions you may have, and giving you the opportunity to meet fellow applicants.

The HerMeNow Open House events are no longer in session and have concluded!

Become a partner or a mentor

Our partnerships with governments, NGOs, investors, corporations, universities, and other key allies are fundamental to our work. Our partners form a network of trusted service providers and have the opportunity to create deep connections with our teams as they develop and grow their businesses.

Maybe you’ve become an expert in your domain of work, built up a pool of experience worth sharing, had great success in your own field, or had a mentor of your own who helped you. Regardless, mentoring is something you can do that makes a direct difference in someone else’s life and business.

The HMN Open Community

The HMN Open Community

Join the vibrant network of women entrepreneurs dedicated to making a positive impact!
In parallel with the HMN 2023 program, we hold monthly open sessions available to everyone. You will have the chance to grow both personally and professionally and find strength in a supportive community. 


Stardust Concept ESG and Impact Division

The Stardust Concept ESG and Impact Division was initiated by Natacha Fazal Karim, a woman entrepreneur who believes in women empowerment through social entrepreneurship. Social enterprises seek to generate profits while maximizing benefits to society and the environment. The Stardust Concept ESG and Impact Division’s mission is to create social and environmental impact by supporting women-led social enterprises worldwide.

Bloom has supported entrepreneurship programs in the EuroMENA region for over 14 years and online and hybrid online+offline programs for 6 years, continually innovating our methods and tools to improve the learning experience for the participants, the growth of the enterprises, and our collective impact on our communities.

Cycle 2 Partners