Entrepreneurship

Miss.Africa Digital Seed Funding 2021 for African Women in Tech Businesses

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Ifeoma Chime

Miss.Africa Initiative led by DCA Academy, is announcing a Seed Fund in Africa that will offer grants to support women and girls in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to launch or expand their own initiatives that will increase their digital opportunities in IT related training, jobs and leadership roles.

Application Deadline: 31st May 2021

Eligible Countries: African countries

Eligible Fields: Projects eligible for grant funding include, but are not limited to:

– Computer science workshops and trainings for women and girls
– Early incubation of female tech entrepreneurs
– Programming and app development training programs
– Hackathons and coding boot camps for girls

About the Award: The Programme is interested in learning about successful activities that are currently supporting women and girls in STEM, and through this effort, we identify how we might support scalability and their impacts.

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: To apply for a Miss.Africa Seed Fund grant applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • – Current resident of an African country (including North and Sub-Saharan Africa).
  • – Application must be submitted in English.
  • – Applying as an individual (at least 18 years of age), or a representative of a non-governmental organization (NGO) or social enterprise based in Africa.
  • – Ability to demonstrate previous experience conducting activities supporting women and girls in computer science or STEM fields.
  • – Commitment to developing and contributing to a virtual community for supporting women and girls initiatives.
  • – Demonstrated leadership potential (references will be required for those applying for leadership funds).
  • – Proposed projects MUST have a tangible impact for women and girls in computer science and/or STEM- related fields.

Selection Criteria: Preference will be given to projects that target under-served populations and locations, take a collaborative approach, have a high potential for growth and present an innovative use of technology.

Number of Awardees: 3

Value of Funding: 

  • The 2021 Seed Grant for the amount Five Thousand US dollars (USD 5,000) will assist the winning initiative to start or expand their capacity.
  • A second category of One Thousand United States Dollars (USD 1000) will be granted  as a prize for two other applicants from emerging African countries that create further socio-economic value for women by effectively leveraging tech opportunities.

How to Apply:

  1. Please cite sources if you have used someone else’s work. Plagiarizing will result in automatic disqualification.
  2. Keep your proposal Short:. A maximum of 4 pages Text only or 6 Pages if it includes images.
  3. Keep it simple :An easy to understand proposal makes for a happy judge.
  4. Be practical:Give solutions that are out of the box that can be implemented fast and are scalable.
  5. One submission per person
  6. Judges Award is Final
  7. Enjoy the process
    Submissions to be made via email to hola@missdotafrica.digital before (May 31, EOD). Late submissions shall be excluded from the draw.

Visit Programme Webpage for details

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