Empowering and enabling communities
to thrive with Social Innovation
Social innovation is about leveraging the power of innovation, entrepreneurialism and creativity to create inclusive business models that empower communities to improve their lives and enhance social impact in a responsible manner. Our focus is on rural communities in Africa, supporting access to health and improving agricultural productivity and sustainable strength.
About the award
Our new Women Empowerment Award aims to help female entrepreneurs and their social enterprises generate social impact in Sub-Saharan Africa. Five entrepreneurs with solutions for health, nutrition and sustainable agriculture related challenges will receive a cash prize along with participation in our tailored 24-week growth accelerator including active investor feedback and access to our global alumni network.
Who is eligible?
Female entrepreneurs leading innovative social enterprises with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa Enterprises that already have their first customer, generate less than 1 million EUR revenue per year and that can generate large scale impact.
How to apply
Key documents to be uploaded:
- Your CV
- A document including an org-chart and your governance structure
- A pitch deck including an executive summary of your vision, business model and potential for scaling
- A description of the main challenges you are trying to solve in the next 12 months
- An overview of your organization's finances in 2020
Call for applications: February 1, 2021
Application deadline: February 28, 2021
Announcement of winners: April 30, 2021
Awards ceremony: Early May, 2021
Growth Accelerator Program: May - October 2021 (with support by endeva and AfCE)
Presentation at Bayer Foundation Social Innovation Day: November, 2021