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SAIS Female Founder Award 2024

We’re calling for exceptional female leaders in Africa with an innovative AgTech,  FoodTech or ClimateTech business to apply for the SAIS Female Founder Award  2024!

The award recognizes visionaries who have achieved success in their fields, create social impact, and encourage other women to start or grow their own businesses.

Who we are

The SAIS Female Founder Award is an initiative by “Scaling digital Agriculture Innovations through Start-ups” (SAIS), a project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The SAIS vision is to transform the food systems by being the leading community for tech ventures in the developing world. The start-ups we support must offer solutions that lead to income growth, improved nutrition or adaption to climate change. With the SAIS Female Founder Award, it is our aim to strengthen the visibility of female-led start-ups and to promote a more equitable and dynamic landscape for female founders to become the next ‘gazelles’ and succeed in building an unicorn in Africa.

Eligibility Criteria.

To be eligible for the SAIS female founder Award , you must meet the following conditions:

  • You are an African female who co (founded) and runs a startup/growth stage business.
  • You should have technical expertise in your area of operation.
  • You promote female visionary leadership, support other female leaders and contribute to women’s economic empowerment.
  • You are fostering a culture that values diversity.
  • Your work has a positive impact on solving an important problem in the industry.
  • You contribute to start-up ecosystem development.
  • Your start-up has a team of at least three people (including yourself as a founder) who work full time for the start-up.
  • Your product/service is digital or has a strong digital component.
  • Your product is offering an impactful solution in the AgTech, FoodTech or ClimateTech sectors in Africa.
  • Your business is registered and operates on the African continent.
  • Your business has an official certificate of registration.
  • Your company has been registered at least 2 years before submitting the application.
  • Your start-up Must have clear evidence of traction (customer base, revenue).
  • You have a unique value proposition in the market(s) where you operate.
  • Your start-up should have an understandable and convincing business model (clear problem statement and defined customer segment).

Deadline of Application is February , 29 ,2024.

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