AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme 2019

Business Linkages and Investment Readiness

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 marker, competitive landscape and value proposition
  • design framework thinking
  • access to finance
  • access to markets
  • growth strategy
  • financing for scale
  • pitch training

Successful participants 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 on 30 October 2019.

Programme details:
Dates: Commences in July 2019 and culminates with the Pitch n Grow™ session at the 2019 AWIEF Conference & Exhibition on 29 and 30 October 2019 at CTICC, Cape Town.
Deadline for Applications: 13 May 2019
Location: Cape Town/Johannesburg/Durban
Participation fee: 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 in South Africa;
  • and seeking investment or funding to grow.


The event is hosted by AWIEF and sponsored by Nedbank.


May 31
July 1 - October 30, 2019
Africa Woman Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)Event Organizer
12 Bell Crescent, Westlake, Cape Town, South Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Cars, Household appliances, Luxury goods and jewelry