Twenty African female-founded tech startups have been chosen for the fourth version of The Future is Feminine Mentorship Program, a PR and communications mentorship program devoted completely to African feminine tech founders.
Launched on Africa Day in 2020, The Future is Feminine Mentorship Program is the primary and solely PR and communications program devoted completely to African ladies in tech.
The 2023 version has been supported by Google for Startups Accelerator: Girls Founders Africa Program, Salesforce Ventures Affect Fund and F6S increasing the size and attain of the initiative.
On this fourth version, 490 purposes have been acquired from 37 nations throughout Africa, a 42% improve in purposes from the 2022 version. The mentorship program is complementary and helps the underserved market of African ladies and is among the Continent’s quickest rising group of African feminine tech founders.
This system continues to achieve worldwide recognition and the 20 finalists for the fourth version have been completely introduced in worldwide enterprise journal, Forbes. This press protection instantly supplies these African feminine tech founders with worldwide visibility to the worldwide enterprise group. The 2022 and 2021 finalists have been completely introduced in Pan-African tech publication, TechCabal and main worldwide enterprise journal, Forbes respectively.
As soon as the 20 finalists have accomplished the Future is Feminine Mentorship program; they’ll personal insights into the basics of PR and communications for early-stage tech startups; they may even learn to create a communications plan, storytelling greatest practices, strategic enterprise communications with a number of stakeholders, the way to place their startups for funding alternatives and extra.
This system is delivered just about, and the mentees are invited to take part in masterclasses and classes personalized to the precise wants of their sector and enterprise.
For the fourth version and for the primary time, Google for Startups Accelerator: Girls Founders Africa Program, Salesforce Ventures Affect Fund and F6S collaborated with The Future Is Feminine Mentorship Program, becoming a member of TechCabal and, Africa Communications Week, long-term companions of the initiative. This system is now powered by Allison+Companions, one of many worldwide PR trade’s fastest-growing and revolutionary world businesses.
As a part of the collaboration, Salesforce Ventures Affect Fund, which has invested in a few of Africa’s high tech startups together with Flutterwave and Andela, will likely be internet hosting a masterclass on VC funding for the chosen mentees of this system. The partnerships allow the Program to offer further views, instruments, and insights for the chosen feminine founders and brings world-class and Pan-African PR insights from further main specialists, complementing A+P’s world and African regional PR experience.
As a part of the partnership, chosen TechCabal staff members will lead a masterclass offering the 20 finalists with insights on working with tech media and understanding the way to place their startups to achieve the eye of the tech press. The partnership with AfricaCommsWeek will give the founders expanded Pan-African and multi-market PR experience, a key element for a lot of feminine founders whose startups cowl a number of African nations.
In August and September, the chosen mentees will take part in masterclasses hosted by TechCabal, Salesforces and Africa Communications Week, in collaboration with this system’s mentors. This system mentors are the founding staff, Claudine Moore, Managing Director, Africa, Allison+Companions, David Idagu, Africa Regional Advisor, Allison+Companions and Tope Adubi, Digital Advertising and marketing Advisor, Allison+Companions.
From October to December, the mentors will host personalized one-on-one classes with the mentees specializing in sharing insights into PR and communications fundamentals for early-stage tech startups, resembling company storytelling and communications, media relations, digital advertising, and extra.
Under we’re the 2023 African feminine tech founders chosen from throughout the Continent…
- Mai Shakweer, Founding father of AutoMechanic, which connects automobile house owners in Cairo with native mechanic providers and workshops.
- Celeste Tchetgen Vogel, Founding father of e-Waka Mobility, a full-service platform for companies to make cheaper, eco-friendly deliveries with tried and examined electrical bikes.
- Juliet (Shiro) Njoroge, Founding father of Mosmos Africa, a Save Now Purchase Later (SNBL) platform, enabling Kenyans to save-to-buy conveniently with the Mosmos app.
- Natasha Makindu, Founding father of Paydel, a social commerce achievement platform that aggregates logistics providers on demand.
- Fridah Karani, Founding father of Hela Cash , a next-generation commerce platform bridging conventional and digital finance enabling enterprise to construct for the longer term.
- Jackie Kamau, Founding father of The Laundry Woman , an on-demand laundry, dry cleansing service providing handy pick-up, wash and supply, with a concentrate on prime quality service at reasonably priced charges.
- Elizabeth Nduta, Founding father of Gwiji, which empowers low-income Kenyan ladies with coaching and versatile employment.
- Al Hassan Keita, Founding father of EtioneraPay , an escrow fee gateway constructed for on-line and e-commerce consumer, processing fee and enabling fee for customers.
- Jennifer Echenim, Founding father of Bloccpay, a crypto-powered payroll answer for world companies and skills.
- Gold Sylvester, Founding father of Traddify, a worldwide remittance platform that enables people and companies to make cross-border funds seamlessly and immediately.
- Ngozi Nwabueze, Founding father of PocketLawyers , a Nigerian authorized tech startup that provides entry to reasonably priced premium authorized providers and options to SMEs and startups.
- Sarah Odiavbara, Founding father of Craftmerce , a B2B e-commerce market for African handcrafted enterprises.
- Olawunmi Akalusi, Founding father of Rísé NG, a digital platform that seamlessly join artisans and distributors with shoppers.
- Bibi Ikuemonisan, Founding father of FarmCorps, an agritech platform offering smallholder farmers in Nigeria with end-to-end market entry, loans and extra.
- Pleasure Akparobore, Founding father of VAMUZ, a Nigerian e-commerce and logistics platform aimed on the native market.
- Kemi Ogunkoya, Founding father of LeaderX , an revolutionary cellular utility enabling African skilled networks to bridge expertise shortages, management gaps and extra.
- Jacqui Rogers, Founding father of My Being pregnant Journey, an app which goals to information and empower South African/African ladies with data and experience on being pregnant, well being and parenting.
- Sophia Abeid, Founding father of Vide, a Tanzanian academic video sharing expertise for content material creators.
- Rym Bourguiba, Founding father of WildyNess, an internet platform that provides vacationers genuine experiences in Tunisia creating social influence in rural areas
- Vwanganji Amatende-Bowa, Founding father of Mightyfinance, an SME finance associate constructing thriving enterprises, that purpose to rework lives by the availability of versatile, straightforward and reasonably priced loans.