She Leads Africa and Chinese mobile giant Huawei have announced an innovation fellowship program for African women tech entrepreneurs where they’ll jet off to the Huawei headquarters to learn from one of the world’s biggest tech company’s.
Applications are now open for the Huawei She Leads Africa Fellowship, taking place in August and coinciding with South Africa’s women’s month. From the 2nd to 7th August, fellows will visit the Huawei headquarters at Shenzen and then move on to the research and development centre in Shanghai to get a behind-the-scene’s look at the kind of innovation that goes into making Huawei products.
During this time, fellows also get to meet up with eastern investors, corporates and entrepreneurs with interests in doing business in Africa.
The program is open to women between the ages of 18 and 40 building tech-focused businesses on the continent. Applications close on the 30th April must be submitted on the She Leads Africa website.
In the meantime, She Leads Africa is also building up to its yet-to-be-announced second pitching competition for women entrepreneurs where ten startups from African countries will compete for a grand cash prize.