Brussels, 29th August 2016
“The Digital African Woman” is an initiative designed under the Digital Global Woman- a program dedicated to support, Educate and Inspire African women into fields of Technology and Entreprenurship across Africa and the Diaspora (the Diaspora covering all women who live outside of their countries of origin). Our vision is an ecosystem where the African and Diaspora Tech and Entrepreneurship environment is powered by connection, innovation, and access to networks, specialized skills training and investment. With young promising female leaders at the forefront.
This is why DAW conference will introduce an atmosphere where women of Africa, diaspora and beyond, can learn, engage and become empowered to participate more actively within their respective societies. This program addresses issues ranging from tech career and entrepreneurship, to self-esteem, and gender equality. DAW will not onlypromote growth and empowerment, but draw out already accomplished women in Diaspora to give support and insights that will grow the community of women in tech and entrepreneurship; while providing a push for other women on jump starting a tech career or business move.
As DAW believes the road to present and future economic empowerment for women lies in complete access to entrepreneurship and technology, their program is based on a strong foundation for the African women in tech environment. Thus, they support startups as well as the general public with the addition of workshop programs which includes a pitch training boot camp and pitch challenge.
#DAW2016 has been launched in Brussels, Belgium, with free online business training for selected female led startups from August -Sept, and it will culminate in a 2 day event on September 21st-22nd 2016. #DAW provides the opportunity for aspiring tech entrepreneurs to learn, engage and develop their entrepreneurship skills with immersive training while maximizing the power and use of technology. We bridge the gap between investors, corporates and these promising tech startups, by providing access to funding, specialized training, and a connected fórum for networking.
So, if you are a startup, a woman or girl in tech thinking about starting a business and want to pitch your project to high level investors, do not hesitate to attend this event in which your dreams may come true.
Aditionally, bear in mind that if you are selected in DAW pitch challenge you will be Belgian candidate for the EU phase of the StartUp Europe Awards to be held in December 2016. Thus, going thourgh our pitch challenge can give you a European star from an initiative promoted by the European Commission with the support of StartUp Europe and implemented by Finnova.
Don’t miss DAW Conference next 22nd September. For more info and tickets bit.ly/2bwT7Ay