Twelve African female-founded tech startups have been selected for the inaugural The Future is Female Mentorship Program.
Launching earlier this year, the program was founded by C.Moore Media, an independent PR agency located in New York. The agency specialises in US, UK, and African markets.
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Twelve female founded African tech startups have been selected for the mentorship program
Dedicated exclusively to African tech female founders, the mentorship program aims to equip the selected mentees with the insights into PR and communication fundamentals for tech startups from how to create and execute communication plans to how to leverage PR and communications to access a wider customer reach, attract investors and more.
With a reported 139 applications from 18 African countries, the program expanded the number of selected mentees from 10 to 12 due to the high caliber of entrants.
The mentorship programme will take place over a four month period, equipping the selected mentees with an advanced skillset in PR and communications specifically for tech startups.
Claudine Moore MD and Founder of C. Moore Media International Public Relations and Adjunct Professor at New York University comments on the importance of supporting and growing female tech founded startups.
“We were delighted by the response to the program. African tech female founders are underserved and often overlooked when it comes to the distribution of investments and resources. We wanted to create a complimentary program dedicated exclusively to African tech female founders to support them in their entrepreneurial journey as tech startups.”
Here are the selected startups
South Africa based female tech startups
Uganda based female tech startups
Nigeria based female tech startups
Ghana and Tanzania based female tech startups
Once founders have completed this program, they will own insights into the fundamentals of PR and communications, and understand how to leverage this knowledge to gain visibility, grow their business, and build their brand.
The Future is Female Mentorship Program is a virtual program, and each mentee will participate in an exclusive group master class hosted by award-winning global and African PR expert Claudine Moore.
The group master class held in August is followed by three individual online one hour, one-on-one sessions from September to November. Each session is customized to the needs of each mentee and their business goals. The program is complimentary and led by Claudine Moore with participation from CMM team members and partners.
CMM and Claudine Moore have experience working with a cross-section of global, Africa-focused, and African brands, tech startups, and organizations providing a range of expertise including PR, media relations, messaging strategy, crisis communications, content creation, influencer marketing and more.
Organizations include global heritage brands such as Louis Vuitton and Johnson & Johnson, Africa-focused startups such as WorldRemit, AFEX, Nigeria, WorldCover, Konga and System One, and African brands such as Heirs Holdings, Transcorp, The Africa Channel, Arik Air, and the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
Featured image: Claudine Moore MD and Founder of C. Moore Media International Public Relations and Adjunct Professor at New York University, Facebook