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AWIEF Growth Accelerator 2019 Call for Applications

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AWIEF is hosting its flagship Growth Accelerator Programme in South Africa, sponsored by Nedbank.

The call for application for multi-sector female business owners to participate in the AWIEF Growth Accelerator is open until 31st May 2019.

25 entrepreneurs will be chosen for this 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
  • Pitch training

8 Successful entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their business to an audience of investors, business leaders and corporate decision-makers at the Pitch n Grow™ session of the 5th Annual AWIEF Conference, Exhibition and Awards on 29 – 30 October 2019, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town.

Programme details

  • Dates: Commences in July 2019 and culminates at the Pitch n Grow™ session at the AWIEF Conference and Awards on 29 and 30 October 2019 
  • Location: Cape Town/Johannesburg/Durban
  • Participation is free
  • Training: 3 x 2-3 day sessions in July, August and September 2019
  • Nature of business: Multi-sector


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, follow the link:

For more information, please email or call +27 21 826 8878.

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