FEMTECH programme for women tech entrepreneurs

FEMTECH is a six-month business support programme aimed at women who own and run technology-enabled businesses.
Participants will

  • learn how to determine whether their concept is feasible
  • learn how to develop a plan to take their new product or service to market
  • get help and support from a business coach
  • become part of a peer network of women facing similar challenges and opportunities

The course includes workshops, ongoing personal mentorship and coaching and women-centered peer networking.
To be eligible for the programme, you must be a female business owner with demonstrated entrepreneurial skills, who is currently running a business, preferably one that is technology-enabled. Alternatively, you must have plans to introduce an innovative product or service into an existing business, or to spin out a business from a corporate environment.
You also need to be within travelling distance of Pretoria, and must be able to attend training and mentoring sessions at least once a month between July and October.
Applications close on 31 May 2010. Twenty applicants will be chosen to complete the programme. Visit the FEMTECH website for details of how to apply.