Female founders called upon to apply for LeadTech Incubation Programme [Updated]


UPDATE (23 April 2020): In light of the ongoing developments and challenges around Covid-19, Awief has extended its deadline for applications for its LeadTech Incubation Programme, from 24 April — to 20 May.

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (Awief) has partnered with Morocco’s Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) to launch the LeadTech Incubation Programme.

The six-month incubation programme is dedicated to early stage women-owned and women-led tech startups.

Applications close on 20 May.

Awief programme manager Beryl Visser said the goal of the initiative is to strengthen the presence of African women in the tech sector by supporting 15 promising and innovative tech startups.

The LeadTech Incubation Programme will support 15 women-owned and women-led tech startups

Participants, who will be selected from different African countries, will have the opportunity to learn from an academic environment surrounded by a mature corporate ecosystem composed of industry leaders for their guidance.

This programme is open to early stage female digital startup leaders who are 18 years of age or older and reside in any African country.

Applicants must have an innovative, scalable offer that integrates digital technologies into the process.

The programme offers:

  • Tailored training and capacity building
  • Three weeks residency at UM6P in Morocco
  • Space and infrastructure (digital lab, data centre, prototyping labs)
  • World-class mentors and experts to work with you
  • Five months of virtual incubation
  • Venture showcase at Awief 2020

Featured image: Awief via Facebook



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