Deadline:

May 20, 2020

Location:

Morocco and South Africa  

(Partially Funded)

Description

LeadTech The Path for Women Empowerment

LeadTech is an intensive 6-month incubation program dedicated to early stage women-owned or women-led tech start-ups. Based on a competition model. The program aims to nurture and provide a supportive environment for women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and become independent. The goal of the program is to foster innovation and entrepreneurship at start-up for scale and to strengthen sustainability of growth.

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Leafunder was developed to facilitate access to finance for idea holder who are part of rural development in order to improve socio-economic well-being, the sustainability of farms and the environmental health of local communities. Leafunder encourages investors to support projects from the earliest stage of development.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Heath Technology
  • Education Technology
  • Finance Technology
  • Environment Technology
  • Agriculture Technology
  • BioTechnology

Required Languages

English

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA,  SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA,  COMOROS & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

Six Months

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  1. Between the ages of 18 and 50 and must be citizens of an African country.
  2. Have an innovative offer that integrated digital technologies into the process.
  3. Must resolve a real issue for a customer or meet a need in the market.
  4. Must have a proof of concept (prototype).
  5. Have early customer interest / are close to product-market fit / early validation.
  6. Have raised or could raise (pre) seed investment.
  7. Passionate and committed.
  8. Complementary team with experience/expertise of subject matter.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

Benefits:

  • World-class mentors and experts.
  • Tailored trainings and capacity building.
  • Corporate partners.
  • Community of changemakers committed to women’s empowerment.
  • Events (pitch days, demo days, invest days and the annual AWIEF conference and exhibition).
  • Space Infrastructure and Facilities.

Note:

  • Leafunder covers travel costs during the program.
  • There are not any program fees.
  • Start-ups will have the opportunity to pitch at the end of the program at the  6th African Women  Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)  2020 in South Africa.

How to Apply

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Second Step: Complete your personal information.

Third Step: Complete your professional information and submit your project.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Zeinab Zaher/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Mohamed Sayed/Egypt 
MARJ3 Fellow
MARJ3 Scholarships Team