26 startups selected to join African Tech Vision’s 2nd mentoring program for African female founders

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African technological vision, a non-profit organization supporting young female tech founders, announced that 26 startups will join its 2nd mentorship program.

The startups were selected after a rigorous interview process and will undergo a 10-week online mentoring program starting March 7, 2022. The program is designed for early-stage founders who want to learn, share and grow with others like-minded entrepreneurs. and domain experts from the international and local tech startup scene.

The 26 startups represent 11 countries across the continent. Some of them started their businesses with the desire to contribute positively to their respective communities, others are focused on solving inefficiencies in their respective industries. From startups leveraging a digital platform to offer rentals in Nigeria to a company providing microfinancing to female entrepreneurs in Zambia to a dynamic Cameroonian edutech startup teaching girls digital skills. All the companies have one thing in common: they use technology to grow their business and are founded by a strong African female founder.

“We strongly believe in the power of collaboration and mentoring to impact entrepreneurs in valuable ways. Mentoring can help solve pressing problems, and we connect founders with high-impact mentors who provide critical knowledge and skills. It’s about supporting each other to develop and grow so that everyone wins,” said ATV founder Sohaila Ouffata.

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! (United States) and Go Smart Value (Botswana)

In the latest program, some of the content modules made available to founders included workshops on topics such as “Engaging with Mentors”, “Elevator Pitch”, “Investors 101”, “Product Market Fit” and ” Sales Fundamentals.” Over time, there will be more emphasis on learning from other founders, particularly alumni and specialist workshops on topics related to growing a business in African markets.

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