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Selection Criteria


  • Post revenue; Pre-revenue (but with developed IP or prototype). The venture must demonstrate commercial potential.


  • Addressing one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


At least one founder/CEO must be full-time. Women-led or youth-led businesses are particularly encouraged to apply, as are businesses led by persons from historically disadvantaged communities.


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The Worldwide Women in Innovation, Incubation & Technology will be hosting the Worldwide Women in Innovation, Incubation & Technology Summit under the theme; Empowered to Empower.

Event Topics:

  • Tapping into regional ecosystem
  • Mental economy as self-preservation

  • Value of...

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The Young Entrepreneur Award: Nominees must be young female entrepreneurs and start-ups between 18 and 35 years old who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and skills to build and grow successful and sustainable enterprises. Young entrepreneurs must exemplify leadership in their field and the importance of entrepreneurship to effect positive change. They are inspirational and must have achieved tangible and material success (revenue and number of employees can indicate this).

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The applications are open to early-stage women-led businesses across Africa. These businesses must meet the following criteria before applying;

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