Standard Chartered Bank will launch the 6th cohort of its Women in Tech Program at its head office on Chiromo Lane in Nairobi, Kenya, in partnership with Strathmore University.
The program aims to address the under-representation of women in technology and entrepreneurship by providing female-founded businesses with access to incubation, funding, and resources.
Since the program’s inception in 2017, 541 businesses have gone through it, and 205 teams have been awarded $10,000 each in seed money.
The ceremony will mark the opening of applications for the 6th Cohort of the Women in Tech program, with 20 applicants expected to participate in the 12-week incubation program.
The event will be attended by key policymakers, creators, and partners, including Strathmore University’s Vice Chancellor, Dr. Vincent Ogutu, and Standard Chartered Bank’s Head of Consumer Private and Business Banking Kenya and East Africa, Ms. Edith Chumba.
Others include Co- founder and Board Director at Cellulant/PANI Venture Coach Mr Ken Njoroge, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Ndovu, Ms Radhika Bhachu and Ms Silvia Muturi, founder and CEO at Hali Halisi.
Furthermore, the bank will host a celebratory event on March 31, 2023, to spotlight women’s creativity, ingenuity, and success using Meta technologies to advance economic opportunity.