Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton | Access Bank Ghana

Year started: November 1, 2023 | Current status: Applications closed

Business stage:
Ideation (Pre-revenue)
Startup (Post-revenue)
Mature (Latest)

Agriculture & Food

Duration: 1 months | Mode: In-person and Virtual | Participation Fee: Free

Number of participant accepted per cohort:

Location(s): Ghana – – |

Brief Description

Launched in 2019, the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton programme is the first women-in-business support initiative of its kind in the industry offered by Access Bank’s W Initiative. The programme was designed to provide female owned businesses across Africa an opportunity to access finance, world-class business trainings as well as mentoring opportunities aimed at growing their businesses. The five(5) months competition is in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Agriculture and Finance Consultants (AFC).

Since its inception in Ghana, over 100 women entrepreneurs have received over 1.2 million cedis as grants, insurance, and mini-MBA with IFC. This year is no exception, more women in business stand the chance of winning a share of the GHS 300,000.00 cash prize and free business advisory services. The five (5) months competition will partner Agriculture and Finance Consultants (AFC) and The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Training details

Describe the format of your programme.:


The final 50 applicants will attend the boot camp developed in partnership with AFC and GIZ for five weeks.
The boot camp will involve virtual, practical, and coaching training methods.
Graduating enterprises/Women will compete and pitch their business by infusing learnings from the trainings.
Business Management Bootcamp will involve a 1 week in-person training and a 4-week virtual training

Brief detail of instructors used:

Current Partners and Funders

Other partners and funders: GIZ Ghana, AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants

Support provided

Non Financial Support Provided: Technical Assistance & Capacity Building

Financial Support Provided: Grant|Equity