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Introducing the Women In Tech Incubator

Standard Chartered Bank and @iBizAfrica, Strathmore University have partnered to create the Standard Chartered Women in Tech Incubator. A program that supports female-led entrepreneurial teams by providing them with training, mentorship and seed funding.   

Committed to being digital by design, the bank is proud to be first in partnering with @iBizAfrica, Strathmore University to support female entrepreneurs with technology to grow their businesses. 

@iBizAfrica is a business incubator under the umbrella of @iLabAfrica, a Centre of Excellence in ICT innovation and Development based at Strathmore University. 

Applying for the Incubator;

There will be an open call for participation leading to a final selection of the top 10 contestants with the most compelling ideas. The 10 selected contestants will then go through a 12 week incubation period at the end of which five final winners will be chosen. Each winner will awarded $10,000 seed funding to invest in their business.

Who we are looking for;

We are seeking to recruit the best entrepreneurial minds, women-led start up teams of 2 – 3 people leveraging on technology as a key driver of innovation in business. Applicants are welcome from the general public, all schools, colleges and universities in Kenya.

The principle founder must be:

  1. A woman
  2. Above 18 years of age.
  3. Of Kenyan nationality or permanent residency