Growth Accelerator Malawi’s first cohort entrepreneurs at the unveiling ceremony.
The Growth Accelerator Entrepreneurship Challenge kicked off on July 4th, 2018 and officially opened the call for applications. The Growth Accelerator team conducted information sessions across 8 districts in Malawi; Lilongwe, Blantyre, Zomba, Mangochi, Mchinji, Karonga, Mzuzu and Kasungu and a rigorous mass media campaign to reach all eligible entrepreneurs.

Applications closed September 2nd, 2018, receiving over 200 applications from across Malawi and across industries. Out of the 200 applications received, 43 were called for interviews, 20 pitched to an external investment panel of international and local experts who essentially selected the final 11 ventures who will take part in the 10-month long cohort.