She Loves Tech, a global startup competition aimed at showcasing the convergence in the latest trends in technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and the opportunities it creates for women is about to kick off.
This year’s edition will be held in 14 locations across Canada, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa and the UAE, and for the first time Kenya will represent the East African leg.
The East Africa round of the competition – for which registration is already open – is co-organised by China Africa Tech Initiative and will be held on July 14 at Nairobi Garage.
The winning startup will travel to Beijing, China for a bootcamp on September 12-14, before the global finals on September 15. All regional winners will then undertake a tech trip of Singapore for three days.
She Loves Tech’s global winner will receive a custom “Startup Booster Pack”, which consists of exclusive mentorships from leading investors and industry experts, consulting services, fast-track entry to partner programmes and media exposure.
The global final and China round winners will also receive a trip to Singapore to participate in the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology’s (SWITCH) Women in Tech Conference, and visit startup incubator Block71, fintech and blockchain hubs, leading VCs etc. held on September 18-21, 2018.
The challenge is open to startups seeking funding with at least a minimum viable product. Any entrepreneur, male or female, using technology to impact women positively is invited to apply, thought at least one female entrepreneur must be part of the founding team.
She Loves Tech is open to accepting startups from all industries, with a particular focus on startups in agri-tech, artificial intelligence and big data, B2B solutions, blockchain, consumer tech, clean energy, fintech, ed-tech, IoT, and e-health.