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 organizations 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
Date: July 07, 2022
Start time: 01:30 p.m. EAT
End time: 04:00 p.m. EAT
Venue: Nairobi Garage, The Mirage, Chiromo Rd, Nairobi, Kenya