2022 AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme for Early-Stage and High Growth Women Entrepreneurs from South Africa

Deadline: July 4, 2022.

In partnership with Nedbank, the AWIEF Growth Accelerator is designed to support the unique needs of early-stage and high growth-oriented women-led ventures with business modelling, growth strategy training, corporate advisory, mentorship, networks, and access to strategic partnerships.

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.


Business must be:

  1. South Africa exempt Micro Enterprises or Qualifying Small Enterprise at least 51% female black owned.
  2. In a post revenue phase.
  3. Scalable and innovative ventures.
  4. In operation for three years or more.
  5. Owned or led by ambitious and committed women entrepreneurs.
  6. Seeking investment or funding to scale and expand.


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