The Miss Africa Seed Fund is back for its second edition, and the turn out is expected to be more massive than the first. The program is mobilizing a Round II Seed Fund for Tech initiatives in Africa. Both girls and women in Science, Tech, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will receive funding to launch and grow their initiatives as well as create jobs for others. This program is led by DCA Academy in partnership with eMobilis.
More than 18 countries across the African continent will participate in the Miss Africa Seed Fund. From all the applications which will be submitted, 25 will be selected. These 25 candidates will benefit directly by receiving training from eMobilis. A total sum of USD 7000 will be awarded to the top three winners. The 1st winner will get USD 5000 meanwhile the 2nd and 3rd will get USD 1000 each.
Last year’s winners included a Kenyan based Mobile Technology Institute which is involved in training women and girls on Mobile Software Development and Network Infrastructure. They took home a USD 5000 prize. The two other winners for the USD 1000.00 prize were a Madagascar-based Tech start-up MDG/Pyladies Antananarivo and Pycon Cameroon, a Cameroonian start-up that teaches computer coding to girls and women.
‘These STEM projects are important for the development and growth of internet technologies that will spur Africa to the next frontier and we are happy to be part of the progress of taking the continent to that global platform,” said Sophia Bekele CEO and Founder DotConnectAfrica Group
The Miss Africa Seed Fund is interested in learning about successful activities that are currently supporting women and girls in STEM and through this effort, trying to identify how they can support scalability and their impacts.
July 22, 2016: Miss.Africa Fund Online Application opened
November 15, 2016: Miss.Africa Seed Fund Application deadline
March 2, 2017: Round One of Miss.Africa grants announced
To apply, please follow the instructions in the link below and send an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the email address at: email@example.com
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