NDES Accelerator Program for Female Startup Founders

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NDES Women is an initiative of the Nigeria Digital Economy Summit (NDES) that seeks to include more women in the tech ecosystem. It is a known fact that increased access to finance is an important facilitating factor in the success of women owned businesses.

Hence, NDES Women seeks to equip women with the training and finance needed to disrupt the different sectors in the economy and leverage the digital economy properly.

NDES Women is embarking on an accelerator program to select 5 women with the most thought-provoking and practical tech-driven innovations. The five winners to be selected by an independent panel of judges, will be recipients of funding, coaching and mentoring support to bring these innovative ideas to full implementation. This is a joint initiative of NDES WOMEN and FORESIGHT SEEDS FUND.

This is an initiative to ensure the inclusion of more women in the Nigerian Tech Ecosystem. The competition will launch as part of the NDES2020 event, with a social media campaign to raise awareness, and ensure nation-wide participation

A selection of industry experts will scrutinise all applications and highlight the top 5. The successful applicants will be coached on the best business pitch strategy.

These finalists will be put through a series of competitions to weigh their technical abilities, soft skills and more to determine the best amongst them in order of performance. The judges will rate the finalists according to how effective their business case is. The ‘Accelerator Program for Purpose-Driven Female Startup Founders’ will be launched on the Summit day by the Honorable Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment.

Get more details and apply HERE

 

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