Deadline: 13 December, 2020

The Standard Chartered, in partnership with iBizAfrica Centre and Strathmore University, has opened applications for the Women in Tech Incubator Cohort.

It is a holistic startup incubation programme designed to focus on immersive learning, mentorship and coaching, seed financing and business-to-business linkages for high potential startups addressing Africa’s most relevant challenges.


  • Access to a leading network of coaching experts
  • Personalised mentorship sessions to address unique business needs
  • Opportunity to join a supportive Women in Tech Alumni Network
  • KES 1,000,000 equity-free grant seed funding for the top five finalists
  • Nine months of ongoing support from Standard Chartered and iBizAfrica to assist with go-to-market and scale for the top five finalists


  • The business must be based in Kenya, i.e., be aligned with the needs of Kenyans
  • The company must be a tech-enabled and/or leveraging emerging technologies, including, but not limited to, internet of things, artificial intelligence; robotics, augmented and virtual reality; 3D and 4D printing, cloud computing; big data, blockchain; drone technology and biometrics
  • The company must be founded or co-founded by a woman with an equal or majority stake
  • The founder or co-founder must be over 18 years old and Kenyan
  • The business model must have a clear focus on sustainability and alignment to the sustainable development goals (SDGs)

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: iBizAfrica


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