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Business Linkages and Investment Readiness

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 finance.

This is a three month programme designed to support participants with the business modelling and growth strategy required to scale their enterprises, become investment ready and develop entrepreneurial leadership. The programme will cover:

  • Financial modelling
  • Target market, competitive landscape and value proposition
  • Design framework thinking
  • Access to finance
  • Access to markets
  • Growth strategy
  • Financing for scale
  • Pitch training

Programme details

  • Dates: Commences in July 2019 and culminates at the Pitch n Grow session at the AWIEF Conference and Awards on 29 and 30 October 2019 
  • Location: Cape Town/Johannesburg/Durban
  • Participation is free
  • Training: 3 x 2-3 day sessions in July, August and September 2019


Businesses must be:

  • in a post-revenue phase;
  • scalable and innovative ventures;
  • in operation for not less than three years;
  • owned or led by ambitious and committed women entrepreneurs; and
  • seeking investment or funding to grow

Sponsors and Partners

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AWIEF Growth Accelerator

  • Complimentary


Cape Town
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please email berylvisser@awieforum.orgYou can also reach us at +27 218268878