The AWIEF Growth Accelerator programme is essentially an executive MBA course. It involves business skills and leadership development, and targets existing entrepreneurs in early-growth stage seeking to scale their businesses, become investment-ready and develop entrepreneurial leadership.

The 2019 AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme culminated at the AWIEF 2019 Conference and Exhibition, where all participants were invited to pitch at the Preliminary Pitch n Grow™ Session to a panel of judges. The winner of the Pitch n Grow™ competition was Kedibone Tsiloane, co-Founder of Ramtsilo Trading, manufacturers of plastic bricks. She was awarded a prize of R25,000, which has gone towards funding the businesses daily operations, and acquisition of raw materials- plastic to upcycle waste in South Africa.