AWIEF Business Linkages & Investment Readiness Accelerator Program 2017 for Female Entrepreneurs

Application Deadline: July 16th 2017

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is currently seeking ambitious, innovative and committed early growth stage female entrepreneurs looking for support to scale their business. AWIEF in partnership with Mazars is hosting a growth strategy business accelerator program for women entrepreneurs in South Africa. This six-week program is designed to support participants with the business modelling and growth strategy required to scale their enterprises, become investment ready and develop entrepreneurial leadership.

AWIEF in partnership with Mazars is hosting a growth strategy business accelerator programme for women entrepreneurs in South Africa. Access to finance is the most cited challenge to the growth of women-owned businesses in Africa. Bankability and investment readiness are major impediments to attracting business funding.

The program will cover the following topics:

  • Purpose and Values
  • Target Market, Competitive Landscape and Value Proposition
  • Marketing, Sales, and Distribution
  • Financial Modelling
  • Growth Strategy
  • Pitch Training

The AWIEF Accelerator is a pre-conference accelerator that culminates at the 3rd AWIEF Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town on October 5 – 6 2017, where participating entrepreneurs will pitch their business to an audience of investors, business service companies, and other entrepreneurs.
Programme Details are as follows:

Dates: Starts in Mid-August and culminates on 5-6 October 2017
Location : Cape Town, South Africa
Participation Fee: Free

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be an existing business (post-revenue and not idea stage),
  • Operating for not less than 1 year,
  • Owned or led by ambitious and committed female entrepreneur(s),
  • Is or will be seeking investments or financing to grow

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AWIEF Business Linkages & Investment Readiness Accelerator Program 2017 

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