Criteria & Requirements:

  • Being a woman leading/owning an impactful and scalable business
  • Committing to the 6 months program duration
  • Having an impactful and scalable business that has been in operation for a minimum of 24 months and is based in ECOWAS region
  • Signing the SHEBA agreement (to be provided to these selected)

Sectors Focus

Agribusiness (AgriTech, Production, Processing, Wholesale & Retailing, any other agribusiness value chain aspects), Healthcare, Technology (FinTech

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Expactions from the programme; 

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Qualifying start-ups/SMEs must have been in business for at least 24 months, registered with CIPC and founders/ co-founders must be operationally involved in their businesses and have a passion for tech innovation. The majority ownership of these enterprises must be from the designated interest groups in accordance with BEE regulations.

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The building of Township-based hubs are aimed at increasing the incubation network in rural and townships areas of South Africa to improve the provision of business development and technical support to township based start-ups, small, medium micro and cooperative enterprises following a structured support continuum.

NB: Only one proposal per applicant for or a Digital Hub or a Township Hub. 


Call Document

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Application Criteria

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The Proposals must cover the following elements:

  • Executive summary 
  • Business Plan 
  • Background Information
  • Business Objectives
  • Benefits and Limitations
  • Scope, Impact and Interdependencies
  • Market Assessment
  • Risk Assessment 
  • Financial Appraisal 
  • Project Organisation 
  • Sustainability Plan 
  • Fundraising Plan 
  • Governance 
  • Incubator(s) Location(s)
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The Next Health Accelerator exists to create Sexual and Health wellness, reaching beyond existing boundaries to ensure women and girls in Africa have access to Sexual and Reproductive Health. It endeavours to disrupt healthcare in Africa with an initial focus on sexual and reproductive and particularly on self-care. NHA selects the best innovators, helps them refine their value proposition and products, provides seed funding and connects them with leading corporations or organizations for value chain access.

Programme duration

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Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a pitching session and will be selected based on their level of commercialisation readiness. Candidates will be required to prepare a short presentation on their company profile and product offering for the pitching session. All interested applicants are required to have a product (prototype) as an important starting point. 

Accepted applicants will form part of the programme for a period of 3 months. At the end of the programme the company's growth potential will be assessed and a decision will be taken either to:

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Rubber Nano Products (Pty) Ltd [RNP] holds technology that allows for the creation of chemically specific activators for the different major classes of accelerators used in rubber vulcanization with sulfur. These accelerator classes are based on the chemical species forming the active portion of the...