She Leads Africa is launching a competition that seeks to empower women within the continent’s entrepreneurial tech scene. The platform seeks to connect promising individuals to mentors, business funding and new market opportunities.
With a special focus on tech, the competition will take place during the month of September 2014, applications for the competition will be taken from across West Africa in order to identify the top ten talented female entrepreneurs who have founded or co-founded early stage startups.
Lead organiser, Afua Osei, stated that: “The continent will not be able to reach its full potential without the full economic participation of women.”
Finalists will be selected by professionals in consulting, venture capital, and the finance industry based on the strength of their idea, ability to scale, understanding of the market, and quality of the management team. Special consideration will be given to entrepreneurs in the technology sector.
Finalists will compete for a US$10 000 cash first place prize, one-on-one meetings with venture capitalists, legal advice from a premier law firm, free business lines and internet packages for a year, tablets, SME accounting software and more.
For more information or how to apply please visit the application section on the She Leads Africa website.