South African female entrepreneurs who are dedicated and creative are called upon to apply for the Nedbank-AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme 2022. Sponsored by Nedbank, The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is hosting the 2022 cohort of its flagship AWIEF Growth Accelerator.
The Nedbank-AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme 2022 aims to support the unique needs of early-stage and high growth-oriented women-led ventures with business modelling. Similarly, growth strategy training, corporate advisory, mentorship, networks, plus access to strategic partnerships.
20 female entrepreneurs will be selected from sectors including: technology, agribusiness and agro-processing, financial services, manufacturing, health, education, tourism & hospitality, creative industries, and renewable energy.
Businesses must be:
- South African Exempt Micro Enterprises (EMEs) or Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSEs); at least 51% female black-owned.
- in a post-revenue phase.
- scalable and innovative ventures.
- in operation for not less than three years.
- owned or led by ambitious and committed women entrepreneurs.
- seeking investment or funding to scale and expand.
The accelerator provides capital-raising support for growth, scale and sustainability.
It builds women’s entrepreneurial leadership capacity.
Connects them with appropriate sources of capital and helps them scale.
Applications open: 10 June 2022
Applications close: 4 July 2022
Accelerator starts: 1 August 2022
To submit your application for AWIEF Growth Accelerator 2022 cohort, please click here. Applications accepted through the link above only.
Application deadline is, 4 July 2022.