AWIEF Growth Accelerator in Nigeria

AWIEF and Victoria’s Secret Partner to Launch Growth Accelerator in Nigeria


The AWIEF Growth Accelerator in Nigeria seeks to enhance the readiness of women entrepreneurs to access funding opportunities and scale-up their ventures, with high-level business development and growth strategy training, corporate advisory, mentorship and individualized support, networks, and access to finance.

This programme targets multi-sector businesses; however, priority will be given to technology-based and tech-enabled businesses in catalytic sectors such as agriculture, health, education, creative industry, financial services, renewable energy, logistics, and climate-smart solutions.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for selection, businesses must meet the following criteria:

Ownership: Women-owned (>51%).
Leadership: Women-led at C-Suite or equivalent level.
Product or service specifically or disproportionately benefits women.

Additionally, businesses must be:

  • Based and operating in Nigeria.
  • Highly innovative and scalable ventures.
  • In post-revenue stage.
  • 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.

Applications are now open. Deadline for submission is 24 March 2024, at 11:59pm West Africa Time (WAT).
Contact us at for any enquiries.

Please ensure that you meet all of the eligibility criteria before applying. We look forward to receiving and going through your applications!


March 24, 2024
OrganizerAfrica Woman Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)
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Targets Africa
Agribusiness, Clean technology and energy, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, HealthTech
SDG (2)
5. Gender Equality, 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure