Join the second 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.

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

Economically viable in the long term

Responsible, inclusive, and social

Is solving a green challenge - a business whose core business model addresses an environmental issue

Is based in MENA or Africa

Eligible 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.

How It Works

Fill out the application form

Sign up & join our open house digital events

40 teams go through a 10-week Bootcamp

10 teams will be selected for the Accelerator

Bootcamp Phase Benefits for the Top 40 Teams

Training, mentorship, and comprehensive, personalized guidance tailored to each team's unique needs.

Lifetime access to Bloom’s resources and HerMeNow’s network of entrepreneurs, including mentors, investors, alumni and staff

Exclusive Benefits for the Top 10 Accelerator Teams

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, enhanced investor connections, and networking opportunities

Timeline of Program

Key Dates for the HerMeNow Accelerator Program 2023

June 15, 2023

Applications Open

July 20, 2023

Open House Starts

August 7, 2023

Application Deadline

Final day for submitting HerMeNow program applications.
August 14, 2023

Enterprises Are Notified of Selection Into the Bootcamp

Successful applicants are informed about their participation in the Bootcamp phase.
September 11, 2023

Bootcamp Starts

Training and support for selected enterprises begins.
November 21, 2023

Bootcamp Demo Day

Bootcamp participants showcase their accomplishments and network with potential partners.
November 28, 2023

Enterprises Are Notified of Selection Into the Accelerator

December 4, 2023

Accelerator Starts

Tailored mentorship and support for accelerated growth.
Mid March 2024

Demo Day

The grand finale online event where Accelerator participants present their impressive progress to investors and collaborators.


Open House Events

We are organizing two informative Open House virtual talks, offering detailed insights and interactive Q&A sessions, designed to enhance your understanding of the program and provide a platform to connect with fellow applicants.

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.

Partner & Mentor with Us

Become a HerMeNow Partner

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.

Become a HerMeNow Mentor

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.


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