PR is crucial to the overall growth and development of any startup, and no one understands this better than Claudine Moore. Moore is a PR and communications expert with over 13 years of experience helping startups navigate media relations and shape public perceptions. In Africa, female entrepreneurs receive less funding and visibility than their male counterparts which has affected their ability to scale. This spurred Moore to create a mentorship program, The Future is Female Mentorship Program, that showed women how to gain visibility for their startups and position themselves for funding opportunities.
For the fourth edition of the program this year, 20 African female-led tech startups listed below have been selected out of 490 applicants from 37 countries across Africa. During the selection process led by judges; Enki Toto, Femi Agboola, and Michelle Agbodohu, special consideration was given to startups focusing on areas like health, education, finance, agriculture, and sustainability. Startups that provide solutions and/or address African women’s and girls’ needs also received special consideration. The 2023 edition has been supported by Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders Africa Program, Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund and F6S expanding the scale and reach of the initiative.
Here’s the complete list of all founders selected from across the continent. Read More