The Bootcamp involved a total of 74 female participants selected among 338 applicants, 12 finalists and 8 projects from the four selected countries, that is, Tunisia, Senegal, Tanzania and Ethiopia, all selected by a local jury.
The result of the competition showed that African women are more than ready to tackle the socio-economic problems of the continent with technological ideas that cover strategic areas such as the optimization of agricultural results and the improvement of health education.
The first stage of the Tech African Women (TAW) initiative focused on 3 days of tailored workshops introducing key skills to inspire entrepreneurs and prepare them for the pitching competition.
The Bootcamp mainly included training in market analysis, team building, lean startup methodology and presentation of projects with relevance to the UN Sustainable Development Goals as final project selection criteria along with potential market size, scope of innovation and scalability of the idea.
The best 1st and 2nd place startup ideas from each of the pitching competitions held on the third day of each city boot camp won a ticket to gain access to a 2-month non-equity incubation program and a Fully funded trip to Addis Ababa for the final ceremony.
The second stage of the program, which is the incubation phase, will focus on bringing startups to the level of investment readiness with a fully functioning MVP.
The founders will have the support of experts in Market Research, Product Management, Branding, Pitching and Finance.
At the end of the incubation program, the 8 new companies will be able to exhibit and present the projects to which they are dedicating their time and effort.
This event will be held at the ECA Conference Center in Addis Ababa, where national investors, partners and key players in the Ethiopian ecosystem will be mobilized for this demo day.
TAW, as one of the ECA initiatives prioritizing the focus on digital technologies in a holistic way encompassing the social and economic benefits of greater equality and ongoing efforts to reduce the digital skills gap, has made a big step forward for break down barriers to the empowerment of girls and young women.
to pursue STEAM in the year 2022.
The ECA is honored to congratulate all TAW participants for joining the competition and advancing their foundational skills with special gratitude to the best artists in each country.
The finalists Tunisia 1st place: Govinda: an application dedicated to cow farmers to optimize the quality of milk and meat by improving the nutrition and health status of cows.
2nd place: Apple of my Eye: A platform capable of bringing together all the data related to mothers and children and offering recommendations based on web analytics and machine learning.
Senegal 1st place: Noppal Tech: An application linked to an air purifier made entirely in Senegal 2nd place: Hydro Tech Services: An automatic system made up of several sensors that allow the tank to be filled remotely and check the physicochemical parameters through a digital platform Tanzania 1st place: UJANA: An e-commerce platform for sexual and reproductive health supplies where young people can buy products and receive information on SRH without fear of being judged, stigmatized and discriminated against.
2nd Place: PlateAI Company: PlateAI harnesses the power of AI to plan healthy food choices that align with the health goals of people at risk of dietary disease.
as well as deliver them to your customers at their doorstep in an affordable way.
Ethiopia 1st place: TenaSeb – ጤና ሠብ: An app that provides education on (Sexual and Reproductive Health through consultation for women.
2nd place: Makoyamoms: A platform that helps mothers easily get a caregiver available to them while offering newcomers For more information on TAW, you can visit: www.TechAfricanWomen.com