Standard Chartered Women in Tech Incubation Unveils Cohort 6

Standard Charted announce Women in Tech incubates start ups for 2023

Standard Chartered in partnership with Strathmore Business school announced 15 startups for the Women in Tech Incubation. The women-led startups will be part of a 12-week business incubation.

Additionally, the women led startups will receive mentorship. Furthermore, the bank announced an award of USD 10,000 in seed funding. However, the seed funding will be awarded to only 7 of the 15 startups.

The Standard Chartered Women in Technology Incubator Kenya is an incubator programme for female founded businesses. The program works towards more diversity in technology, entrepreneurship and for more opportunities for women. Thus, it helps women develop entrepreneurial and leadership excellence.

The program is an initiative of Standard Chartered in partnership with Strathmore University. This year will host the 6th Cohort since the programme started.

This year incubates were selected from a group of over 250 businesses. The applicants were drawn from different sectors, such as Agritech, Fintech, Disability Tech, Healthcare and more.

“I’m always impressed by the determination of the different women who lead the start-ups that participate in the #SCWomenInTech program. They are at the forefront of driving change within their communities.”: said Regina Mukiri, Head of Community Impact.

List of Women in Tech Incubates Cohort 6

 For this year’s program, here is the list of the startups that have been selected.

  1. Acre Insights – Led by Catherine Njoroge
  2. Agritech Analytics – Led by Mary Anne Gichanga.
  3. Ecorich Solutions – Led by Joyce Waithera
  4. Imani Health – Led by Anne Chege.
  5. Ento Farms – Led by Elizabeth Ochieng.
  6. Know Learning Limited – Led by Emma Muriuki.
  7. My Afya Africa – Led by Nancy Mwangi.
  8. Panacare – Led by Beverly Senda.
  9. Saidiwa Rides – Led by Gladys Ngetich.
  10. Sign With Us – Led by Lucy Njeri Muchina
  11. Tynka Global – Led by Ivy Bina.
  12. Sol Active – Led by Farhia Farr
  13. Instruct Africa – Led by Victoria Wanja
  14. Rhea Soil Health Management – Led by Priscilla Wakarera
  15. Echtenum Minds – Led by Doreen Chemweno

Recently, Google’s Black Founders announced that 72% of this year’s selected startups are led or co-founded by women. This shows that women companies have a strong footing in the African startup ecosystem.

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