South Africa
Green Energy
Climate change

AWIEF Growth Accelerator for South Africa, in partnership with Nedbank is calling for application for the 2024 cohort. 

AWIEF Growth Accelerator is a flagship enterprise development programme designed to support early-stage and high-growth-oriented women-owned and women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (WSMEs) with growth strategy training, corporate advisory, mentoring, networks, and access to finance.

Applications are invited from WSMEs operating in; 

  • Agribusiness
  • Agro-processing
  • Green energy
  • Climate-smart solutions

Technology-based and tech-enabled businesses are highly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility and Criteria for Selection;

  • South African Exempt Micro Enterprises (EMEs) or Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSEs); at least 51% female black-owned
  • Operating in agriculture (agribusiness, agro-processing), green economy and climate-smart solutions
  • Businesses must be in a post-revenue phase
  • Scalable and highly innovative ventures
  • Businesses must be in operation for a minimum of three years
  • Owned or led by ambitious and committed women entrepreneurs
  • Businesses must be seeking investment or funding to scale

Click here to apply. 

Closing date
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities
Agribusiness and Agbio
​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Green Energy
Electricty, gas, steam, and air conditioning supply