She Loves Tech – East Africa 2018

Global Startup competition

Overview

Jul 2
She Loves Tech Competition Organizer
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Kenya
Agritech, Artificial intelligence, Clean technology and energy, Fintech, ICT, Information technology, Internet of things (IoT)

With the aim of bringing top entrepreneurs and cutting edge technology to China, She Loves Tech successfully launched across strategic “One Belt, One Road” locations in 2017, becoming the world’s largest competition focused on women and technology. The competition in She Loves Tech –  East Africa 2018 is now open. 

What

She Loves Tech is looking for novel technologies in all areas, not just digital and wireless apps. We encourage entrepreneurs in the areas as far as agriculture (agritech), artificial intelligence, B to B solutions, big data, consumer (i.e. e-commerce), clean energy, finance (fintech), education (edutech), internet of things, medicine (medtech), etc. to join the competition.

Technology refers to the use of science and innovation to invent useful things or to solve problems. This extends beyond new forms of digital and information technology and covers everything from hardware to the creation of new products, solutions and business models to existing problems.

Who 

Any entrepreneur, male or female, who is using technology to impact women positively can apply for the program:
  •  Are a significant proportion of end-users female? 
  • Are products specifically designed with women users in mind?
  • Does the product itself address a problem that disproportionately affects women?

or there us at least one female entrepreneur in founding team who is using technology to solve a problem

Benefits

The winner of the global final will receive a custom “Startup Booster Pack”, which consists of exclusive mentorships from leading investors and industry experts, consulting services (China landing, China IP protection, financial, legal and HR advisory, product and technology development, etc.),  fast-track entry to partner programs, media exposure, workspaces and more!

Winners from each local round will receive a trip to Beijing, China where they will receive a spot to pitch on an international stage, attend the She Loves Tech 2018 International Conference, and participate in a high-level boot camp consisting of company visits to leading technology companies and numerous networking opportunities with China’s tech ecosystem players.

The global final and China round winners will also receive a trip to Singapore to participate in the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology’s (SWITCH) Women in Tech Conference, and visit startup incubator Block71, fintech and blockchain hubs, leading VCs etc. held on September 18-21, 2018 (flights not covered). Supported by the Singapore government, SWITCH is Singapore’s first platform showcasing the country’s vibrant entrepreneurial and technology innovation ecosystem. In connection with the 2018 ASEAN-China Year of Innovation, SWITCH will also showcase China-ASEAN technology and innovation collaboration opportunities.

Teja Ventures, a venture capital fund with a gender lens and She Loves Tech’s official venture partner, and other affiliate funds will be actively looking to invest in the top startups coming out of the global competition.

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