FUELING FEMALE STARTUPS (South Africa)
2019 – 2020
A series of short programmes and workshops specially for women and aimed at getting your business launched and growing. Offered at LaunchLab, Stellenbosch, South Africa from January – May 2020.

 

FEMTECH MOZAMBIQUE & ANGOLA
2015 – present
FEMTECH’s SPARK! & IGNITE! programmes have been implemented in Mozambique and Angola under license to our FEMTECH partners, IdeiaLab Lda. IdeiaLab is based in Maputo (Mozambique) and driven by co-founders, Tatiana Pereira and Sara Fakir.

 


FEMTECH (Namibia & Mozambique)
2013 – 2015
Funded by: Southern African Innovation Support Programme (SAIS)
Partner institutions:  City of Windhoek (Namibia); IdeiaLab (Mozambique)
6 Ignite! programmes implemented in Maputo and Windhoek. 7 Trainers certified to offer FEMTECH training.

FEMTECH TANZANIA (Tanzania)
2014 – 2015
Funded by:  TANZICT (Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland)
Partner institution: Small Industry Development Organisation (SIDO) Tanzania
7 certified FEMTECH trainers; 40 entrepreneurs

FEMTANZ (Tanzania)
2012 – 2013
Funded by: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland
Partner institution: TANZICT programme

FEMTECH II
2010 – 2011
Funded by:  Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland
Partner institution:  Maxum Incubator, The Innovation Hub, Pretoria, South Africa
Collaboration:  Tina James, icteum consulting, South Africa; Julie Lenzer Kirk, US-based trainer

FEMTECH I
2009
Funded by:  Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland
Partner institution:  Maxum Incubator, The Innovation Hub, Pretoria, South Africa
Collaboration:  Tina James, icteum consulting, South Africa; Julie Lenzer Kirk, US-based trainer

Empowering Women in ICT (EWICT) SOUTH AFRICA
2007 – 2009
Funded by:  US State Department, USA
Partner institution:  Maxum Incubator, The Innovation Hub, Pretoria, South Africa; Bandwidth Barn, Cape Town, South Africa
Collaboration:  Tina James, icteum consulting, South Africa; University of Maryland, USA

This programme arose out of a need to address the poor representation of women technopreneurs in the Maxum Incubator at the Innovation Hub, and also in the Western Cape where the programme worked in collaboration with the Bandwidth Barn. 12 women were sponsored to attend a three-week training course in the US, followed by mentoring by US and South African mentors, as well as ongoing facilitated training sessions.  The focus was on women in ICT and ICT-enabled businesses.