Africa-wide

Competition

Entrepreneurship

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Details

For the first time, Bayer Foundation is launching a Women Empowerment Award. With this award, Bayer Foundation wants to empower women as key change makers and help female entrepreneurs generate social impact in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Through the Women Empowerment Award, Bayer Foundation offers a partnership which goes far beyond a one-off cash prize. The award includes 25,000 EUR in cash plus an in-kind contribution that equals 25,000 EUR in the form of a 24-week growth accelerator. During this period, the winners will receive tailored support and training for scaling, including active investor feedback.

In addition, they will be able to will tap into an extensive network of Bayer experts, who will offer coaching both in health and nutrition as well as sustainable agriculture related focus areas. Last but not least, all winners will become part of Bayer Foundation’s exceptional global alumni and partner network, which offers the opportunity to raise capital and exchange knowledge about experience gained. By supporting female entrepreneurs with groundbreaking ideas, Bayer Foundation specifically recognizes and celebrates their role as game changers driving sustainability and social impact through entrepreneurial innovation.

Criteria

  • Open to female entrepreneurs leading innovative social enterprises with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Enterprises that already have their first customer and less than 1M Euro revenue per year
  • Partners that can generate large scale social impact, sharing vision, health for all, Hunger for none 

Benefits

  • The award includes 25,000 EUR in cash plus an in-kind contribution that equals 25,000 EUR in the form of a 24-week growth accelerator
  • The winners will receive tailored support and training for scaling, including active investor feedback
  • They will be able to will tap into an extensive network of Bayer experts, who will offer coaching both in health and nutrition as well as sustainable agriculture related focus areas
  • All winners will become part of Bayer Foundation’s exceptional global alumni and partner network, which offers the opportunity to raise capital and exchange knowledge about experience gained

About Bayer Foundation

Bayer Foundation’s vision is to catalyze science impact and social innovation for a world with Health for all and Hunger for none.  We are doing this by supporting the development of scientific breakthroughs, as well as by levering the power of social innovation and entrepreneurialism to enable communities to thrive.