Nedbank-AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme 2022.

deadline is, 4 July 2022.

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.

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