Tech Lab for Women Launches in Ghana

Tech Lab for Women Launches in Ghana

A new innovation lab has been launched in Ghana to encourage females in the country to set up technology-driven businesses.

The African Women Innovators Network (AWIN) is an initiative of the UK-based Africa Technology Business Network (ATBN) in partnership with Ghana-based Women in Tech Africa.

It will launch its first Business Innovation Lab in Accra from January to March 2017, inviting 30 motivated females to undergo a two-day innovation bootcamp that will give them the tools and opportunity to work together to develop their business ideas.

A six-week mentorship will follow the bootcamp, to give participants a unique opportunity to work with other founders and tech enthusiasts across the world, building a global network of valuable contacts in the process.

The programme will culminate with a Demo Day on 8th March, when finalists pitch their ideas for a chance to win seed funding and three months of support to help launch their businesses.

ATBN founder Eunice Baguma Ball says: ‘Technology startups in Africa are a rapidly growing sector, with an emerging innovation-driven ecosystem that is serving a growing consumer base and helping to create local solutions to social challenges.

‘The Business Innovation Lab will put women at the forefront of contributing to innovation on the continent and empower them to building a better future not only for themselves but also for other women and girls in Africa.’

Ethel Cofie founder Women in Tech Africa adds: ‘Supporting women entrepreneurs is imperative for economic growth in Africa. We are therefore delighted to be part of this collaboration dedicated to supporting female entrepreneurs to succeed across Africa.’

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