The Women Innovators in Technology (WIIT) Pitch Competition 2022 is now accepting applications.
Women-led or women-impact tech entrepreneurs from Kenya, Ethiopia, and Nigeria are invited to submit for the forthcoming WIIT Pitch Competition, which will take place in June 2022, as part of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundations’ Technology for Impact project.
They invite female entrepreneurs to submit digital and technology solutions as well as innovative ideas for the following themes:
- Maternal and Child Health, as well as Sexual Reproductive Health
- Sexual Reproductive Health, Menstrual Health, and Maternal and Child Health are all supported by technological and digital developments (including product distribution)
- Gender Gap In Technology – Social Issues And Talent
- Issues relating to the Gender Gap in Technology and the Empowerment of Girls in Technology are addressed via technological and digital advances.
- Resilient Livelihoods and Climate Action
- Climate-related technological and digital innovations that empower girls and women to enable climate action and resilient livelihoods
- The CIFF Tech4Impact award will be given to the top three winners of the Pitch Competition Event.
- CIFF and its partners (including potential investment funds) will provide additional business development assistance to the proposed ideas in order to help scale up their businesses and address these issues at scale.
Women Innovators in Technology Pitch Competition | Eligibility Criteria
- Women-led or women-impact tech startups with at least one female founder are eligible. Co-Founder.
- Companies with a Kenyan, Ethiopian, or Nigerian registration.
- The proposed innovation should be at least at the stage of a minimum viable product, and it should address one or more of the above-mentioned challenges.
How to Apply for the Women Innovators in Technology Pitch Competition
The following are the timeframes for the WIIT Pitch Competition:
- March 31 – May 2: Applications Open
- May 2 – May 13: Applications Review
- May 13 – May 20: Interviews for Top 10 Selection
- June 3: Top 10 Announcements on our Social Media Pages
- June 6 – June 10: WIIT Pitch Competition Mini-Bootcamp
- June 23: WIIT Pitch Competition
To apply, go to this link.
Deadline: May 2, 2022
Visit WIIT Pitch Competition for more information.
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