African Tech Vision, a non-profit that supports early-stage female tech founders, has announced the addition of 26 startups to its second mentorship program.
After a rigorous interview process, the entrepreneurs were selected to participate in a 10-week online mentorship program that will begin on March 7, 2022.
The program is for early-stage founders who want to learn from, share with, and grow with other like-minded entrepreneurs and domain experts in the global and local tech startup scene.
The 26 startups come from 11 different countries across Africa. Some of them started their businesses out of a desire to make a positive impact in their communities, while others are focused on reducing inefficiencies in their sectors.
From a Nigerian edutech startup that offers digital rentals to a Zambian company that provides loans to women entrepreneurs to a vibrant Cameroonian edutech startup that teaches females digital skills. All of the businesses have one thing in common: they all use technology to scale their businesses and were founded by a strong female founder.
The selected startups are Agrodemy, CodeLn, My Food Angels, MyChassis, Owoafora, Quidroo, Reflect Robotics, Rent Small Media (Nigeria), Byte the Bits, Studentshubhg (Ghana), Data Girl Techologies (Cameroon), ClinicPesa, Waape (Uganda), Cash Tank (Zambia), Lago Medical Supplies (Namibia), Urban Unbutu, SeromedTech (South Africa), Chaqula Ltd, Chiswara, Class Measures Ltd, Fleetsimplify, Ustawi Africa (Kenya), Tanzania Health and Medical Foundation (Tanzania), SpurtX! (US) and Go Smart Value (Botswana).
In the last programme, some of the content modules made available to the founders included workshops on topics 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.