Deadline: May 2, 2022
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
- 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.
- 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.
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
For more information, visit WIIT Pitch Competition.