African Tech Vision, a non-profit organization (NGO) supporting early-stage African female tech founders, has announced 26 startups that will be joining its 2nd Mentorship Program.
The startups will undergo a 10-week online mentorship program from the 7th of March 2022. The program is designed for early-stage founders, who want to learn, share, and grow with other like-minded entrepreneurs and domain experts in the international and local tech startup scene.
The 26 startup companies represent 11 countries across the continent. Some of them started their business based on the desire to contribute positively to their respective communities, others are focused on addressing inefficiencies in their respective industries. From startups that operate a digital platform to offer rentals in Nigeria to a company providing microfinance to women entrepreneurs in Zambia to a dynamic Cameroonian edutech startup that educates girls with digital skills. All companies have one thing in common, they are using technology to scale their companies and are founded by a strong female African founder.
‘We strongly believe in the power of collaboration and mentorship as a valuable impact on entrepreneurs. Mentoring can help solve pressing problems, and we matchmake founders with high-impact mentors who provide curated knowledge and essential skills. It is about supporting each other to expand and grow so that everyone wins’, said ATV founder Sohaila Ouffata.
The selected startups are Agrodemy, CodeLn, My Food Angels, MyChassis, Owoafora, Quidroo, Reflect Robotics, Rent Small Media (Nigeria), Byte the Bits, Studentshubhg (Ghana), Data Girl Technologies (Cameroon), ClinicPesa, Waape (Uganda), Cash Tank (Zambia), Lago Medical Supplies (Namibia), Urban Unbutu, SeromedTech (South Africa), Chaqula Ltd, Chiswara, Class Measures Ltd, Fleetsimplify, Ustawi Africa (Kenya), Tanzania Health and Medical Foundation (Tanzania), SpurtX! (US) and Go Smart Value (Botswana)
In the last program, some of the content modules made available to the founders included workshops on topics such as ‘Engaging with Mentors’, ‘Elevator Pitch‘, ‘Investors 101‘, ‘Product Market Fit’, and ‘Sales Fundamentals‘, this time round, more emphasis will be placed on learning from other founders, specifically from the Alumni and specialized workshop on topics related to scaling a business in African markets.