Deadline for Application: 5th October 2023
Calling all women-owned Engineering businesses to join the Africa Innovation Fellowship Programme! AIF 2023 is an eight-month leadership and business development opportunity for African women innovators with an early-stage engineering innovation or start up looking to grow, scale and prepare to be investor ready.
The programme is designed to provide founders with a fully funded in person entrepreneurship bootcamp, expert engineering council, venture clinic, mentorship and financial coaching needed to turn their innovative ideas into successful businesses.
Applicants must have a registered new or innovative STEM-based business idea or startup based in sub-Saharan Africa.
Applicants should have developed, and be in the early stages of commercialising, an engineering innovation that will bring social and/or environmental benefits to a country/countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Individual applicants must be citizens of a country within sub-Saharan Africa*. For teams of two or more, the main applicant must be a citizen of a country within Sub-Saharan Africa.
No alumni – or co-founders of alumni – on the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation will be eligible for the AIF programme.
Strong commitment to pursuing entrepreneurship.
Applicants must be able to commit for the eight month-long programme commencing in October 2023 to May 2024.
Applicants must have a valid passport and be available to travel between October 2023 to May 2024.
Demonstrated passion and knowledge in their chosen STEM field.
Mentorship: Access to a network of experienced mentors and industry experts.
Workshops and Training: Comprehensive training in business development, including; market access, product strategy, external factors, commercial models.
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