Deadline: 18 January, 2021

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Activate has announced a call for participation in its Africa Startup Connect – Women Founded and Led Programme.

This programme is designed to support women founded or women-led startups in Africa to build technology-enabled businesses that can solve problems.


  • Access to AWS Africa Startup Connect sessions
  • Access to account managers and solution architects
  • Access to AWS startup support programmes like mentoring and AWS Activate
  • Support for qualifying innovative machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Qualifying introduction to relevant accelerators and investors
  • Access to relevant AWS events and training
  • Networking with other women startup founders and leaders from Africa
  • Selection for AWS startup story reference opportunities


  • Startups must be founded, co-founded by women or have a woman in a senior leadership position
  • Startup should be based in or have their primary business and team in Africa
  • Startups should be technology core or enabled outfits
  • Startup should be less than ten years old
  • Startups should have secured or have the intention to raise pre-seed, seed or series-A investment
  • Participants should be willing to commit up to three hours every five weeks for sessions
  • Participants should be available to connect with mentors based on scheduled opportunities
  • Participants should be willing to learn from and share their own experience with peers
  • Participants should be willing to complete a five-slide story deck about the founder and startup (template will be provided to all participants)

To participate and for more information, click here.

Photo source: UN Women


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here