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African Women Innovators Network (AWIN) Business Innovation Lab for Women in Ghana 2017


 AWINBusiness Innovation Lab is building a global community of African women innovators and change-makers who are passionate about building a better future for women and girls in Africa.

Application Timeline:

2nd December 2016 – Deadline
20th & 21st January 2017 – Innovation Bootcamp, Accra
23rd Jan – 6th Mar – Mentorship programme (Online)
8th March 2017 – Demo Day (Accra)

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Accra, Ghana

About the Award: The AWIN Business Innovation Lab is an intensive training and mentorship programme equipping young African women with the tools to develop innovative businesses that help to build a better future for African women & girls.

The AWIN Business Innovation Lab is targeted towards young women in Africa and the diaspora (18-35yrs) with a NEW innovative business idea that helps to build a better future for African women & girls.

  • Gain the skills to test and develop your idea into a sustainable business
  • Broaden your network and access expert advice from our global pool of mentors to help you develop your idea further.
  • Build your confidence in communicating your ideas effectively to attract funding, clients and partners for your business.
  • Get the opportunity to pitch your business idea to potential investors at our demo day
  • Become part of our global community of social innovators to connect, share ideas and gain peer support in building your business.


Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: Apply to the AWIN Business Innovation Lab if

-You are a Young Ghanaian woman (18-35yrs)
-You are passionate about helping to build a better future for women and girls in Africa
-You have a NEW innovative business idea that has potential to positively impact the lives of African Women and girls.
-If you already have an existing business, your idea must be a new innovative solution that positively impacts the lives of women and girls.
– You can apply either as an individual or as a team (however all team members must meet the application criteria)

Value of Programme: The winner of the Demo Day final will receive:

  • Free office space for 3 months
  • 3-months of dedicated support and business mentorship
  • $1000 seed funding to help them develop their idea further

How to Apply: Apply here

Visit Programme Webpage for details

Award Provider: AWIN is an initiative developed and led by the Africa Technology Business Network (ATBN), funded by Comic Relief & DFID under the Common Ground Initiative and delivered in partnership with Women in Tech Africaand iSpace Ghana

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