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The SAIS Female Founder Award 2024 is NOW OPEN!

Attention exceptional female leaders in Africa! Apply now for the SAIS Female Founder Award 2024 if you're leading an innovative AgTech, FoodTech, or ClimateTech business.

This award celebrates visionaries who drive success, create social impact, and inspire other women to embark on entrepreneurial journeys. Presented by "Scaling digital Agriculture Innovations through Start-ups" (SAIS), an initiative by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

 This award aims to elevate the visibility of female-led start-ups and foster a more equitable landscape for female founders to thrive and create lasting impact in Africa's tech ecosystem.

Winners gain unique opportunities, including participation in a pitching competition at VivaTech in Paris on May 22-25, 2024.

  • Deadline: Feb. 29th, 2024
  • Organizer: GIZ SAIS
  • You can know more about the Eligibility Criteria and submit your application Here

​The top three winners receive in-kind support valued up to 30,000€ for the first place, 15,000€ for the second place, and 7,000€ for the third place, including personalized coaching sessions, facilitation of connections, round trip airfare and accommodation for VivaTech 2024, membership in the SAIS Female Leader Circle Community, and a certificate and seal for recognition.

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