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Women Innovators in Technology (WIIT) 2022 Pitch Competition

Applications are open for the Women Innovators in Technology (WIIT) Pitch Competition 2022. Technology for Impact, an initiative of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundations invites women-led or women-impact tech innovators based in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Nigeria to apply for the upcoming WIIT Pitch Competition which will take place in June 2022.

They welcome women innovators running start-ups to submit their digital and technology solutions and innovative ideas for the following themes:

  • Sexual Reproductive Health and Maternal & Child Health
    Tech and digital innovations that support Sexual Reproductive Health, Menstrual Health, and Maternal & Child Health (including product distribution)
  • Social Issues And Talent – Gender Gap In Technology
    Tech and digital innovations that address issues around the Gender Gap in Technology and the empowerment of Girls in Tech
  • Climate-action and Resilient Livelihoods
    Tech and digital innovations that are focused on climate change and on empowering girls and women to enable climate action and resilient livelihoods

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About VC4A

VC4A started with the mission to build up Africa’s start up community. Started in 2007, the network building organization has grown organically over the years into what is now the leading community working to build high growth high impact companies globally. Increased economic momentum is fueled by a growing number of entrepreneurs and their ambition to transform society. It is imperative we seek out the collaborations and partnerships needed to bring together the capital, knowledge, and network these entrepreneurs require to succeed – and to provide every entrepreneur with an e... read more


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VC4A/WIIT Pitch Competition

  • Type Entrepreneurs
  • OrganisationVC4A
  • Country to study -
  • School to study -
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Women
  • Application Deadline May 2, 2022

Aim and Benefits of VC4A/WIIT Pitch Competition

  • The Top 3 Winners of the Pitch Competition Event will receive the CIFF Tech4Impact award.
  • The ideas proposed will benefit from further business development assistance from CIFF and their partners (including potential investment funds) to help scale up their businesses and address these issues at scale.

Requirements for VC4A/WIIT Pitch Competition Qualification

  • Open to women-led or women-impact tech startups with at least one woman Co-Founder.                
  • Companies registered in Kenya, Ethiopia, or Nigeria.
  • The innovation proposed should be at least at the stage of a minimum viable product, and should address one or more challenges within the themes presented above.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for VC4A/WIIT Pitch Competition

The WIIT Pitch Competition timelines will be as follows:

  • 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 Announcement on our Social Media Pages
  • June 6 – June 10: WIIT Pitch Competition Mini-Bootcamp
  • June 23: WIIT Pitch Competition

Application Deadline

May 2, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to VC4A on vc4a.com to apply

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