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Call for 20 women entreprene­urs to get moving with Awief

- | Philippa Larkin

THE AFRICA Women Innovation and Entreprene­urship Forum (Awief) is hosting the fourth cohort of its Growth Accelerato­r, sponsored by Nedbank, and is open to applicatio­ns.

“For the 2021 cohort, 20 female entreprene­urs would be selected from sectors including technology, agribusine­ss, financial services, manufactur­ing, health, education, tourism and hospitalit­y, creative industries and renewable energy,” Awief said in a statement yesterday.

The Awief Growth Accelerato­r is designed to support the special needs of early-stage and high-growthorie­nted 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. Applicatio­ns close on June 14. Since 2017, more than 100 earlygrowt­h-stage women founders have gone through the accelerato­r programme, Awief said.

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