Application Due Date: August 14 th 2019
In the last couple of years, rather a variety of innovation start-ups throughout Africa have actually gotten an increase of capital. Nevertheless, a bulk of these business have actually been established by males.
In 2015, YCombinator (YC), the world’s finest start-up accelerator, confessed its very first batch of African start-ups. Ever since, over 30 start-ups have actually been accepted into the program. Yet, just 3 of these business– Buycoins, Schoolable, and Hair– have actually had female co-founders and just 1— Hair– has actually had a female CEO. This pattern is worrying.
In YC’s 2017 yearly letter, Sam Altman mentioned that the portion of females who use to YC is approximately the like the portion of females who get moneyed. This is excellent news! It suggests if more African women-led business use, more African women-led business will be accepted into YC.
At FAVORITE FEMALES, we do not simply wish to grumble about these oppressions, we wish to fix them. This is why we are dealing with some fantastic YC alumni to make it simpler for African female creators leading tech start-ups to enter YC. By doing this, we want to develop a future where more females can lead high development endeavor backed innovation business.
Over the 3 week duration, we will assist link you to a variety of YC alumni who will examine your YC applications to guarantee they satisfy YC requirements and– if they want– straight refer your business to YC to increase your opportunities of getting in.
If you’re an African lady leading an innovation start-up with:
- A live innovation driven product and services
- a technical co-founder
- any level of traction
How it works:
— Get tested strategies to effectively address Y-Combinator’s application concerns and efficiently equate your African service for international financiers
— Get unique gain access to to effective application responses from African YC Alumni
— Arrange 1-on-1 workplace hours with 10+ YC Alumni from Paystack, Flutterwave, 54 gene, and more. Get assistance to examine your application & best your 1 minute pitch
— Total your application 2 weeks prior to the YC due date (Sept 25 th)
— Pitch your business to10+ African YC Alum for the chance to get recommendations into Y-Combinator(alumni recommendations substantially increase your opportunities of approval into YC)
All we ask is that you do not question yourself. You might believe your business does not have the prospective to enter YC, or that your concept isn’t sufficient, or that your business is too early, however you are probably incorrect. Let us be the judge of that.
Simply click on this link to fill this kind and offer us some details about yourself and your service and we will return to you quickly.
This chance closes on August 14 th– so do not wait, use here! Know any females who are fantastic and have the aspiration to lead a high development tech start-up? Please share this post with them.
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