Six Kenyan start-ups among finalists for Google-backed Future is Female mentorship program
female-founded Kenyan start-ups are among 20 finalists selected for the Future is Female Mentorship Program.
Future is Female Mentorship Program is a communications mentorship program by the
American communications firm C. Moore Media, which was acquired by Allison+Partners.
program, now in its fourth edition, was launched on Africa Day in 2020 and is dedicated exclusively to
African female tech founders.
year’s program is supported by the Google for Start-ups Accelerator: Women
Founders Africa Program, Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund and F6S.
six Kenyan ventures picked from the 490 applications are e-Waka Mobility, an electric
bike provider, Mosmos Africa, a save-now-buy-later (SNBL) platform, Paydel, a platform that integrates logistics services on demand and payments, and Hela
Money, a trading platform bridging traditional and digital finance.
are The Laundry Lady, an on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service and Gwiji,
which empowers low-income Kenyan women with training and flexible employment.
start-ups are from Nigeria while Egypt, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and
Zambia produced one venture each.
companies will be provided with insights into the fundamentals of PR and
communications for early-stage tech start-ups, as well as techniques of how to
create a communications plan, storytelling best practices, strategic business
communications with multiple stakeholders, and positioning their start-ups for
Ventures Impact Fund, an investor in some of Africa’s top tech start-ups
including Nigerian fintech Flutterwave and the job placement platform Andela,
will be hosting a masterclass on VC funding for the selected mentees of the
program runs from August through December.
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