AWIEF GROWTH ACCELERATOR PROGRAM 2024 FOR NIGERIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS.


Deadline: 24 March 2024 at 11:59 pm West Africa Time (WAT).

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.

In 2024, AWIEF’s partnership with Victoria’s Secret will provide twenty (20) women founders and/or leaders of innovative, growth-stage businesses based in Nigeria with the opportunity to participate in the seven-month, high-impact, investment readiness programme.

Eligibility criteria

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

Ownership: Women-owned (>51%).
OR
Leadership: Women-led at C-Suite or equivalent level.
OR
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.

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