This program is dedicated exclusively to African female tech founders, and applications are currently being accepted.
The program aims to empower and support women founders in Africa by providing them with resources and opportunities to scale their startups and address local challenges.
“African female tech founders are often unsupported in the male-dominated world of tech, which is why The Future is Female Mentorship Program was established. We are excited to launch the fourth edition of the initiative with Allison + Partners, who acquired C. Moore Media, International Public Relations,” said Claudine Moore, The Future Is Female Mentorship Program Founder and managing director of Africa at Allison + Partners.
Selected alumni from the Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders Africa Program will have the opportunity to participate in the Future is Female Mentorship Program, which offers PR and communications expertise exclusively to African female founders, enhancing the visibility and growth of their startups.
Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund will also support the program by hosting a session on VC funding for the selected female founders from across Africa.
The Africa-focused tech PR agency C. Moore Media International PR, now part of Allison+Partners, initiated The Future is Female Mentorship Program on Africa Day in 2020.
The program has experienced significant growth, with applications increasing by over 160% in recent years and submissions received from 36 African countries in 2022.
This edition of the program welcomes Techcabal and Africa Communications Week as official partners, and Tope Adubi and David Idagu will join founder Claudine Moore as lead mentors.
The 2023 program offers virtual delivery, providing mentees with customized masterclasses and sessions tailored to the specific needs of their sectors and businesses.
African female founders will gain insights into VC funding, PR and communications, storytelling, media relations, and more.
During the selection process, priority is given to startups focusing on health, education, finance, agriculture, and sustainability, as well as those addressing the needs of African women and girls.
The application portal for The Future is Female Mentorship Program is now open and will close on Monday, June 26, 2023.
The successful female founders will be announced on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.
Women who are building tech startups in Africa or for Africa are encouraged to apply and seize this opportunity.