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2024 AWIEF Growth Accelerator Program: Empowering Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Business Growth

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.

Benefits of AWIEF Growth Accelerator Program

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.

Requirements for AWIEF Growth Accelerator Program

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.

Application Deadline

March 24, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) on awieforum.typeform.com to apply

Contact us at info@awieforum.org 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!
By applying for this programme and submitting your information, you are consenting to the use of your data for reporting purposes, to receive updates regarding this program, and other news updates by AWIEF.

For more details, visit AWIEF website

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