WomHub Africa Innovation Fellowship Programme for women-owned Engineering businesses Now Open

All female-owned engineering companies are encouraged to apply for the WomHub Africa Innovation Fellowship Program! Creating female entrepreneurs is the key to changing the African continent. Are you an innovative woman from Africa who is passionate about the subjects of science, technology, engineering, manufacturing, or mining? Are you addressing a need for growth in your nation? Are you prepared to build a successful startup that has the potential to alter the world? If so, we encourage you to apply for our fellowship program for African innovation.

Since 2019, the Royal Academy of Engineering and Africa Innovation Fellowship (AIF) have collaborated to foster women-owned STEM breakthroughs throughout sub-Saharan Africa. For African women innovators with early-stage engineering innovations or start-ups seeking to grow, scale, and get ready for investor readiness, AIF 2023 is an eight-month leadership and business development opportunity. A number of AIF alums have gone on to submit successful applications for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

AIF begins in October 2023 and concludes in May 2024 with a virtual masterclass series on concept and business incubation, leadership development, fundraising, and pitch readiness. The program’s goal is to give founders the fully financed, on-site entrepreneurship bootcamp, professional engineering council, venture clinic, mentoring, and financial counseling they need to turn their ground-breaking ideas into profitable enterprises.

Conditions for Eligibility

The applicant must have a startup or new business idea based on STEM that is registered and based in sub-Saharan Africa.
Applicants must have created or be in the early stages of commercializing an engineering breakthrough that will assist a country or countries in sub-Saharan Africa on the social and/or environmental front.
Each applicant must be a national of a nation in sub-Saharan Africa. The primary applicant for teams of two or more must be a citizen of a nation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
No alumni of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, or co-founders of alumni, shall be eligible for the AIF program.
a steadfast dedication to pursuing entrepreneurship.
Candidates must be willing and able to commit to the eight-month program, which runs from October 2023 to May 2024.

Candidates must be in possession of a current passport and available for travel from October 2023 to May 2024.
showed enthusiasm for and expertise in their chosen STEM field.
willingness to engage in program activities.
Candidates need to identify as women.
Candidates must be at least 18 years old. There is no maximum age.

Access to a network of seasoned mentors and subject-matter authorities.
Workshops and Training: Complete company development training, covering product strategy, market access, external factors, and commercial models.
Co-working Space: Use of a dedicated workspace with necessary tools.
Opportunities for networking: Make contact with other business owners, financiers, and possible partners.
Opportunities for Pitch: Demonstrate your startup to prospective partners and investors.
Exposure: Make the world aware of your innovation.

Application Methodology:

  • Complete our website’s online application form. Applications submitted only online using the application form will be accepted.
  • In the application form, upload any supporting files.
  • The last day to submit completed applications is October 5, 2023, at 23:59 SAST.
  • Interview invitations will be extended to shortlisted candidates.
  • final decision and start of the program.

Significant Dates
Application deadline is October 5, 2023; interview dates are October 19 through October 31; program start date is November 23, 2023; and program support is November 20, 2023 through June 20, 2024. For Additional Information Visit the WomHub Africa Innovation Fellowship Program’s official website. Deadline: 5th October 2023

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