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2019 AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme open for applications

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is hosting its Growth Accelerator Programme in South Africa and is calling for applications from multi-sector female business owners. Applications are open until 13 May.

Twenty-five entrepreneurs will be chosen for the three-month programme designed to support participants with the business modelling and growth strategy required to scale their enterprises, become investment ready and develop entrepreneurial leadership.

The programme will cover:

  • Financial modelling,
  • Target market, competitive landscape and value proposition,
  • Design framework thinking,
  • Access to finance,
  • Access to markets,
  • Growth strategy,
  • Financing for scale, and
  • Pitch training.

Eight successful entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to an audience of investors, business leaders and corporate decision-makers at the Pitch n Grow session of the fifth Annual AWIEF Conference, Exhibition and Awards, 29–30 October 2019, at the CTICC in Cape Town.

The programme commences in July in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban, and participation is free.


Businesses must be:
  • 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; and
  • seeking investment or funding to grow.

To apply, click here.
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