Following the imminent rise of technology innovation in Africa, multiple sectors such as energy, agriculture, finance, and healthcare are undergoing rapid changes.
We’re starting to see African solutions that have global applications in areas such as digital payments and drone delivery for instance.
Africa’s population currently consists of 50% men and 50% women. There is a growing conversation on the disparity in the number of men and women in technology.
Coupled with a growth in interventions to combat the ‘leaky pipeline’ phenomenon that sees women deviating from careers in STEM due to structural barriers such as poor support networks for childcare amongst others.
Against this background, CcHUB and iHub will implement the 2nd edition of the Women in Business program as one that not only focuses on women-led technology businesses.
So also women-led businesses as a whole, and how these women can better leverage technology to scale their solutions in the African market.
This program will focus on businesses in Nigeria and Kenya with the aim to:
- Enhance the ways in which women-led businesses leverage technology to better serve their market
- Build the capacity of women-led businesses to secure capital
- Catalyse the expansion efforts of women-led businesses in the African market
- Build the capacity of female entrepreneurs to attract, develop and retain quality talent
- Create access to market opportunities
Benefits of participation
- Use of technology to achieve a strategically differentiated business that speaks to the heart of customer needs.
- Ability to speak investor language and leverage sound financial understanding of your business to secure capital and partnerships.
- Get support to expand your business across multiple geographical markets.
- Acquire knowledge of how to attract, develop, and retain a strong team.
- Get access to a robust network of investors, corporate executives, and software developers to help scale your business.
The criteria for participation:
- Women-led business interested in leveraging technology to scale their businesses
- Registered, with operations in Kenya or Nigeria
- Strong (well-rounded) founding team, working full-time on the business
- Businesses with proven traction in the market (e.g. customers, revenue)
- Scalable businesses that meet a real need.
How to Apply
If you are a female entrepreneur from Nigeria or Kenya and you fit the above criteria, then go ahead to register here. The deadline for applications is Saturday, August 15, 2020.
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