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Funding, resources, visibility and direct investment to be received

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She Loves Tech Global Startup Competition
She Loves Tech Global Startup Competition

She Loves Tech Global Startup Competition is the world’s largest accelerator programme designed for women and technology.

The goal is to build a global ecosystem to facilitate greater visibility, funding opportunities and community among women in technology.

She Loves Tech, which also includes an acceleration programme, resource matching and global pitch competition, seeks to close the funding gap for women and provide them with investments through its network of world-class investors.

The Competition is hosted in over 70 countries, across 6 continents, giving startups a lifetime opportunity to grow beyond limit.

Benefits 

Over $500,000 worth of prizes will be made available to successful winners of the competition.

  • Funding, resources, and visibility, including $100,000 direct investments will be received from She Loves Tech
  • $15,000 Cash Prize from Teja Ventures
  • $10,000 Cash Prize from ADB Ventures
  • Special media coverage
  • Mentorship from the best of the best
  • Fast track access to programmes and resources
  • In-house advisory services, and 
  • Unparalleled global community of founders and investors

Eligibility 

For early-stage startups, you should be:

  • Seeking seed, angel or A round funding (under US$5M) with at least a minimum viable product (past conceptual stage)

Gender Lens

For technology startups, you should fulfil one of the following gender lens:

  • Female founder
  • Majority female users
  • Majority female consumers
  • Technology impacting women positively

Competition Process

Screening and Preparation: August – September 2022

Applications will be evaluated by the global screening team with the final shortlisted startups receiving access to an exclusive pitch preparation curriculum and mentorship sessions. We look at a range of criteria including market opportunity, traction, scalability and growth potential, innovation and creativity, and calibre of founder and team.

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Local Rounds: September – October 2022

Shortlisted startups will take the stage to showcase their businesses in their respective Local rounds hosted in different countries and regions. The winner of each round will then move into the global phase of the Competition.

Bootcamp: End of October 2022

A week-long boot camp especially curated for the winners of each local round will take place at the end of October. The boot camp is based on experiential learning, mentorship and peer coaching. It covers market, innovation and fundraising topics.

Global Finals: November 2022

The culminating final round of the competition will be held during the She Loves Tech Global Conference, and will also serve as an investor demo day, allowing startups to pitch to investors directly for funding. Startups have the opportunity to win up to US$50,000 investment and cash prizes.

How to apply

Do you meet the above criteria? Then apply for the She Loves Tech Global Startup Competition before the deadline on Monday, September 12, 2022.

​Joan Aimuengheuwa is a content writer who takes keen interest in the scopes of innovation among African startups. She thrives at meeting targets and expectations. Contact: [email protected]

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