FIT4Mentorship ISO Programme

Targeting 30 female tech role models across Africa

Programme Background

The African tech industry has witnessed remarkable growth in recent years, with the continent’s startup ecosystem attracting over $5 billion in investments in 2022 alone. However, despite this growth, women’s participation in the African tech industry remains disproportionately low as only 20% of tech startups funded in Africa in 2022 had a female founder, highlighting the persistent gender imbalance in the sector.

To address this disparity, the FIT4Mentorship Program was started. This program is implemented by SPARK, BongoHive, and Zanga Metrics. SPARK is a project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Programme Objectives

Targeting 30 female tech role models across Africa and 10 African Innovation Support Organisations (ISOs), the program offers comprehensive training and practical mentorship experiences.

Through systematic selection processes and tailored training, FIT4Mentorship aims to cultivate a more inclusive tech ecosystem. By equipping female role models with mentorship skills and facilitating meaningful connections between mentors and startups, the program seeks to promote gender equity and entrepreneurship in the African tech industry.


June 2, 2024
Program dates Jun 21 - Oct 31
Organizer BongoHive Innovation & Technology Hub
Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors Business services