FemBioBiz ll Accelerator Programme | AWIEF

AWIEF & SANBio Empowering Female Bio-Entrepreneurs!

Prizes include cash grants and mentorship support

South Africa – Prizes valued at R300 000!

What is the FemBioBiz Accelerator Programme?

AWIEF  and SANBio are looking for ambitious South African female entrepreneurs and leaders in bioscience-based businesses who would like to grow their business through an accelerator programme and gain regional exposure and access to international markets.

If you fit this profile, apply now and don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

You will stand a chance to win amazing prizes in South Africa and an opportunity to attend Europe’s biggest start-up event in Finland – Slush!

FemBioBiz is funded by NEPAD SANBio with the support of BioFISA II, a Finnish-Southern African Partnership Programme to strengthen the SANBio network.


The programme will target female entrepreneurs with a business involving biotechnologies and other technologies in health or nutrition under the following categories:

•    Innovative businesses – Entrepreneurs whose business is based on an innovative biotechnology or other technologies that impact health and nutrition;

•    Growth businesses – Bioentrepreneurs whose business is at minimum R 500 000 and are looking at growing their business twice as much within a year;

•    Social enterprises – Private biobusinesses or bioenterprises with impact targeting the base or bottom of the pyramid (BoP);

•    Female students in tertiary institutions – With feasible ideas based on innovative biotechnologies or other technologies that impact health and nutrition.

Programme Timeline