Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) has launched the second edition of the Women In Business programme, aimed at women-led businesses from Nigeria and Kenya looking to leverage technology to scale their solutions in the African market.
The programme will bring together female entrepreneurs, software developers, investors, SMEs, corporates and industry experts across multiple sectors, and enhance the ways in which women-led businesses leverage technology to better serve their market, secure capital, and expand their companies.
Participants will be taught how to speak investor language and leverage sound financial understanding of their businesses to secure capital and partnerships, receive support to expand their business across multiple geographical markets, and learn how to attract, develop and retain a strong team.
With the 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 and 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. This programme seeks to help close the disparity gap between men and women in tech.
Last year the programme kicked off in Nairobi in September with eight women-led startups. The startups went through hands-on and practical sessions on Legal, Financial, business modelling, technology infrastructure, product development and management sessions.
The criteria for participation for the program include:
The application deadline of the programme is slated for 15th August. For more information about the programme and how to apply, click here.