DEADLINE: JUNE 29, 2020 ― C. Moore Media has announced the launch of its “Future is Female Mentorship Program”. The program is a Public Relations (PR) and communications mentorship program dedicated exclusively to the business development needs of African Tech female founders.
The programme is aimed at providing the underserved market of African female founders of early-stage start-ups with the PR and communications insights, knowledge, and skills needed to gain more visibility and grow their business.
The program is also targeted at African women based on the continent or in the diaspora, and are launching or growing a tech business for African markets or serving Africans in the diaspora.
Ten African female founders will be selected to participate in the inaugural The Future is Female Mentorship Program, and become members of the Class of 2020.
The program will take place virtually, and mentees will be invited to participate in a group masterclass hosted on Zoom, followed by three online one hour, one-on-one sessions.
Special consideration will be given to start-ups that focus on health, education, finance, agriculture, and sustainability. In addition, start-ups that provide solutions and/or address the needs of African women and girls will also receive special consideration.
Resilient, resourceful, and savvy female founders with some demonstrated traction in building their tech-enabled business.
The business is less than two years old.
Female-founded business or have at least one woman who is part of the co-founder team.
The company must be Africa-focused serving African markets or Africans in the Diaspora.
The company must be in an early-stage start-up (pre-series A investment).
A business plan in place.
There must be a minimum viable product (MVP)
The start-up must have been launched and have initial traction (i.e., money, users, etc.)
While applications from a vast cross-section of businesses and sectors, start-ups that focus on health, education, finance, agriculture, and sustainability will be given special consideration. Special attention will also be given to businesses that address the needs/service of African women and girls in African markets or the Diaspora.