How Female Tech Entrepreneurs Can Leverage Grants to Fund Their Startup

Are you a female tech entrepreneur with a game changing idea that you think the world needs, but you don’t have enough funds to execute or take it to the next level?

According to most, a major challenge with getting businesses off the ground is finding the funds to do so. Luckily, if you just look in the right places, there are a number of opportunities through which you can access funds.ย One of such ways is through grants.

Join us on Friday, 7th February 2014 as we learn more about grants and discuss first hand with three beneficiaries from Cartier Womenโ€™s Initiative Award, Tech Women and YouWin.


  • Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, founder of Wecyclers (www.wecyclers.com) and Cartier Women Initiative Awards 2013 Laureate
  • Saze Osayande, founder of Motley Media (www.motleymedia.co) and Tech Women 2013 Emerging Leader
  • Damilola Solesi, founder of Smids Animation (www.smidsanimation.com) and 2013 YouWin beneficiary

This is a unique opportunity to learn more, ask questions and chat with leading ladies in tech. We hope that you can join! Register here now to participate.

Event Details
Date: Friday, 7th February 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Co-creation Hub. 6th floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.


About Cartier Awards (www.cartierwomensinitiative.com)
The Cartier Awards is a business plan competition for start-ups led by women organized by Cartier in partnership with McKinsey, INSEAD business school and the Womenโ€™s Forum. It aims at supporting creative, financially sustainable and responsible women-led start-ups, in all countries and industries. The Award is given annually to six laureates who receive a year of coaching, US$20,000 in funding, valuable networking opportunities as well as media exposure. Deadline: 28 February 2014

About Tech Women (www.techwomen.org)
TechWomen empowers, connects, and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities. Deadline: 10 February 2014

About YouWin (www.youwin.org.ng)
YouWiN! stands for Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria. It is an innovative business plan competition aimed at job creation by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in Nigeria to develop and execute business ideas. Deadline: 14 February 2014

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