African Tech Vision a non-profit-organization supporting early-stage female tech founders, has announced the start of their 2nd Mentorship Program, which started online on Monday, March 8, 2022.
After a rigorous interview process, 26 African female founders were selected and will undergo a 10-week mentorship program.
The program is designed for early-stage founders, who want to learn, share, and grow with other like-minded entrepreneurs and domain experts in the international and local tech startup scene.
The 26 startup companies represent 11 countries across the continent. Some of them started their business based on the desire to contribute positively to their respective communities, others are focused on addressing inefficiencies in their respective industries.
From startups that operate a digital platform to offer rentals in Nigeria to a company providing microfinance to women entrepreneurs in Zambia to a dynamic Cameroonian edutech startup that educates girls with digital skills.
All companies have one thing in common, they are using technology to scale their companies and are founded by a strong female African founder.
‘We strongly believe in the power of collaboration and mentorship as a valuable impact on entrepreneurs. Mentoring can help solve pressing problems, and we matchmake founders with high-impact mentors who provide curated knowledge and essential skills. It is about supporting each other to expand and grow so that everyone wins’, said ATV founder Sohaila Ouffata
In the last African Tech Vision programme, some of the content modules made available to the founders included workshops on topic such as ‘Engaging with Mentors’, ‘Elevator Pitch‘, ‘Investors 101‘, ‘Product Market Fit’, and ‘Sales Fundamentals‘, this time round, more emphasis will be placed on learning from other founders, specifically from the Alumni and specialized workshop on topics related to scaling a business in African markets. .
Congratulations to the following African female foundered start-ups;
Agrodemy, CodeLn, My Food Angels, MyChassis, Owoafora, Quidroo, Reflect Robotics, Rent Small Media
Byte the Bits, Studentshubhg
Data Girl Techologies
Lago Medical Supplies
Urban Unbutu, SeromedTech
Chaqula Ltd, Chiswara, Class Measures Ltd, Fleetsimplify, Ustawi Africa