Startup Week Africa Conference 2022

5 days of high-powered discussions with experts cut across Blockchain, Crypto, Bitcoin, NFT Defi, metaverse, Cyber Security as well as Developer Basic Coding Sessions.

Pitch Competition

Eligibility:If You Are A Tech, Crypto, NFT, AI, De-Fi, Female Founder In Africa, And Your Startup Is Ready To Be Heard By Investors.

African Women in Technology (AWIT) invites women-led or women-impact tech innovators within the blockchain space and based in Africa to apply for our upcoming African Women in Technology Blockchain/Crypto Conference pitch competition program. Hosted yearly alongside our conferences, it is an exclusive opportunity to learn, grow and possibly expand your business. We will be partnering with industry experts to provide you with relevant training leading up to the main event when you get to PITCH to an audience that will include judges and angel investors.

Eligibility: If you are a tech, crypto, NFT, AI, de-fi, female founder in Africa and your startup is ready to be heard by investors.

Why women and blockchain?

Blockchain is rapidly transforming the world, but women are severely underrepresented in the space, comprising only 4 to 6 percent of blockchain and so we want to encourage more women to get involved and lead the way in shaping its future.”

“I would always push women towards more of learning the datasets behind anything that they’re trying to build, get information on it and, if you don’t have it, let’s talk with partnership organisations to see what information they may have. And if they still don’t have it, this is where you come in to build a solution that incorporates some of that.” Ms. Anie Akpe the founder of African Women in Tech (AWIT).

“Africa has a lot of talent and potential; the problem remains in offering the right resources for young people to explore and grow. When it comes to young women especially, we see a structure that a lot of the time doesn’t play in their favor, but these young women are representing half of Africa’s population, therefore they need to be onboard with tech and innovation so the continent as a whole can excel. Without their equal representation in tech, how can we expect Africa to develop into the powerhouse it truly is?” Sarah Borda, Project Manager, Office of the CEO, SAP

Pitches will be judged on originality, impact, and business viability. The applications are open via the form below until 22 June 2022. Selection will be done by 26 June 2022. Finalists will receive confirmation by email. Shortlisted applicated will be updated on all validation required for the training after 26 June 2022.

Wishing you all the best in your application!

Buy/Register for Event Tickets Below

  • Startup Week Africa Conference Ticket

    KSh1,170.00KSh3,500.00

    Are you a tech, crypto, NFT, AI, #Defi, female founder in #Africa and your startup is ready to be heard by investors? Well, pitch it at the forthcoming AWIT Blockchain Conf, which will put your blockchain-based innovation in front of blockchain investors and other stakeholders.

  • Pitch Competition Submission (FREE ENTRY)

    KSh0.00

    Eligibility: If You Are A Tech, Crypto, NFT, AI, De-Fi, Female Founder In Africa, And Your Startup Is Ready To Be Heard By Investors.

    Please NOTE: You will only have two minutes to pitch your company and product to the investors. This is a spoken pitch without slides.

    Pitches will be judged on originality, impact, and business viability. The applications are open via the form below until 22 June 2022. Selection will be done by 26 June 2022. Finalists will receive confirmation by email. Shortlisted applicated will be updated on all validation required for the training after 26 June 2022.

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