Accelerate Women’s Entrepreneurship Program accepting applications


The Louisiana Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Center’s session of Accelerate Women’s Entrepreneurship will begin April 30. It will take place on three consecutive Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s LEED and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority are partnering to coordinate the program. It includes three weeks of training, mentorship opportunities, one-on-one consulting, and connections to community resources. 

Women business owners seeking assistance with growth strategies and women who have a business idea or who want to turn a hobby or side job into a full-time business are eligible to apply. The cost to participate in the program, which is $25.

Accelerate Women’s Entrepreneurship will help women entrepreneurs create and/or grow their own businesses. The LEED has hosted 14 Accelerate program cohorts in the past 38 months. Previous programs have focused on the northside of Lafayette and rural parishes across Acadiana.

For more information and the online application visit: