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  • Writer's pictureCindy Lithimbi-Ondego

Calling all Female Entrepreneurs!

Are you a female entrepreneur or do you have a tech solution with a main focus on women?

We serve a community of independent professionals and entrepreneurs who are active in Mombasa and this region, are interested in innovative business and socio-economic development and value diversity in people and ideas.

Naturally, we jump at any opportunity to meet and work with other organisations in this space who share this vision.

The LEAP² Swahili-tech: Women Innovation Challenge

Together with Close the Gap, Nailab, Swahilpot Hub, SwahiliBox and TechBridge Hub, we are so glad to be supporting LEAP² Swahili-tech: Women Innovation Challenge. As an organisation founded by a woman, and run solely by women, we are excited that this challenge promotes female entrepreneurs who are changing the digital field in/around Mombasa as well as businesses focussed on changing the lives of women through the use of information and technology. This means a lot to us.

As an organisation (MombasaWorks) founded by a woman, and run solely by women, we are excited that this challenge provides an opportunity for, and promotes female entrepreneurs.

What else do you need to know?

In summary:

  • There is a straight forward application process.

  • 10 applicants will be selected.

  • There is a clear eligibility criteria. For example, the challenge is open to female entrepreneurs or businesses that focus on improving the lives of women; that have been in operation for at least 1 year; are based in/around Mombasa; and are contributing to solving a social issues. Full criteria on the LEAP² registration page.

  • The challenge involves an element of crowdfunding. The amount raised by each innovation will be matched by LEAP². Full information on this on the LEAP² registration page.

  • Shortlisted applicants will receive professional training in crowdfunding and pitching during the challenge.

Applications are now OPEN until the 07 April 2019.


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