iHub Women In Business ProgramWorking together to grow socially and economically empowered women entrepreneurs
|Application deadline||Aug 17|
|Location||Senteu Plaza, Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya|
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Cars, Household appliances, Luxury goods and jewelry
iHub wants to grow the number of socially and economically empowered women entrepreneurs who run women-owned/women-led sustainable businesses working in the ICT sector in Kenya.
Strengthening the capacity of women entrepreneurs to own and lead sustainable business working in the ICT sector.
Strengthen the capacity of established women entrepreneurs to start, run and grow sustainable businesses that work in the ICT sector
Identify women with the potential for entrepreneurship and nurture them to develop and run sustainable businesses in the ICT sectors
Increasing the number of women-owned and women-led companies working in the ICT sector that can handle big money projects
Strengthening collaboration between different actors in the ICT and innovation sector in order to utilise the learning and perspectives generated by the Women in Business programme to make evidence-based and credible contributions to relevant national and global policy discourses.
We are looking for women who have been in business for at least one year and have a product in the market that leverages technology.
The applicant(s) must:
Be a woman:
18 and above
Reside in Kenya
Have a registered business
Developing an innovative and scalable product that uses technology
Has proof of concept and an existing business that is post revenue
Business model must have a clear focus on sustainability.
at least 1 year in operation
post revenue which means you have begun to generate sales
Networking and exposure to expand your business networks
6 months of customized support and training based on the startup/SME’s individualized needs
Marketing and exposure through the different platforms
1:1 mentoring with experts, coaches and consultants.
Access to ecosystem events hosted by program partners
What do Participants Get?
Please note that this programme does not include monetary funding for your business
How do you become a part of the program
Applicants will complete a comprehensive application found online
A jury made of key leaders from the implementing partners will select the companies that progress into the final
Applicants must be able to attend biweekly Saturday sessions at the iHub office in Kilimani, Nairobi
What is included
Successful applicants will
have access to the iHub co-working space (desk space, meeting rooms for those formal discussions and lounges for laid back conversations, and other membership benefits)
participate in a 6 month tailor-made programme that will develop their business acumen and entrepreneurial and technical skills
Have access to business support services that range from legal services, human resources and many others
Become more embedded in the East African entrepreneurs community, amplify the impact of their businesses, and ensure the value from their products/solutions and services reach those who would benefit the most
What is in the curriculum
Based on need, successful applicants will have access to the following resources:
Customer Acquisition and Retention
Marketing(Digital and Traditional Marketing)
Business structuring and Strategy
Technology support(tools, infrastructure, management and data)